Ecological Infrastructure: Framing the World as a Work of Art by Patricia Johanson
Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Location: Room 123, Main Floor, Jackson Street Building, College of Environment + Design
Start Time: 06:00 PM
End Time: 07:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public
Eric A. MacDonald
For the past forty years, Patricia Johanson has designed functioning works of art, creating infrastructures that reclaim impacted ecosystems and connect borders. Her projects involve the design of unusual trails and landscaping features, reintroducing endangered plant and animal species, and creating natural oxidation ponds and polishing pools for improving water quality. Johanson's work has been featured in over 150 exhibitions worldwide, and her writings have been translated into nine languages. She is author of Creative Solutions to Environmental Problems (1992), "Preserving Biocultural Diversity in Public Parks" (1996), and "The City as an Ecological Art Form" (1998).