Reclamation of Post-Industrial Territories: Land Arts of the American West and the Incubo Atacama Lab

Roundtable Fri 10 Apr 2009 2.00PM-4.00PM Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center
2 West 13th Street
Free admission
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This panel discusses transdisciplinary fieldwork in art, landscape architecture and industrial reclamation, focusing on the field methods of "Land Arts of the American West" and the "Incubo Atacama Lab" in Chile.
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Joel Towers, Dean of the School of Design Strategies at Parsons The New School for Design, frames the panel by discussing the epistemological significance of the post-industrial landscape within the field of Urban Ecology.

Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech, directed by Chris Taylor, is a field program that investigates the intersection of geomorphology and human construction beginning with the land and extending through the complex social and ecological processes that produce contemporary landscapes. The Incubo Atacama Lab project began when the curatorial exchange organization Incubo invited Taylor to bring the working methods of Land Arts to Chile.

The event is organized by the School of Design Strategies at Parsons The New School for Design in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School, on the occasion of the exhibition Into the Open: Positioning Practice, the Venice Biennale U.S. Pavilion Exhibit at Parsons.

Moderator
Carin Kuoni, Director of the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at The New School

Participants
Incubo, Santiago, Chile
Josefina Guilisasti, artist and co-founder
Bárbara Palomino, artist
Gonzalo Pedraza, art historian
Chris Taylor, Director of Land Arts of the American West at Texas Tech University
Joel Towers, Dean of the School of Design Strategies, and Associate Professor of Architecture and Urban Ecology, Parsons The New School for Design
Flora Vilches, Curator, Museo Arqueológico Gustavo Le Paige, San Pedro de Atacama, Chile