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MON-A08 - Radical Landscapes: Fundamental Nature Activated Anew

Monday, October 23
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM


Radical landscapes engage political, social, and ecological activism through art and landscape. Join New Mexico-based women landscape designers, artists, and entrepreneurs for sensory exploration, practical investigation, and lively discussion.

Topics include revealing invisible social and environmental systems, the senses as micro- and macrocommunion, and funding for creative collaboration.

Learning Objectives:

Katya Crawford

Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture
University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning

Katya Crawford is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at UNM’s School of Architecture and Planning, and is the President of The Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. Katya’s research interests lie in the power of the ephemeral landscape to increase landscape literacy and be a catalyst for social and environmental change. Katya’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.


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Beverly Fisher

Landscape Designer
Groundwork Studio

Beverly Fisher is multidisciplinary artist exploring place, time and the everyday. She received an MFA from Tyler School of Art and an MLA from the University of New Mexico. Beverly has worked with the Mural Arts Restored Spaces Initiative, transforming spaces in Philadelphia. Her current research uses walking as a primary method for developing landscape literacy and a method to synthesize site analysis for landscape architecture. She creates studio and site-based work.


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Christie Green


Christie Green activates edgy, elegant inquiry into politics, culture, ecology and art. Landscape, hunted and harvested food, water and soil are her media to encourage new ways of thinking, seeing and acting. She practices inspired land stewardship and cultivates people-place connection through science and art.

Since 1999, Christie Green has designed and implemented award-winning small- and large scale landscapes. Utilizing classic materials of wood, steel, stone, water and native and edible plants, she includes wastewater recycling and rainwater harvesting and repurposed materials . Her work includes land art installations, agricultural and riparian regeneration projects, edible gardens and educational land projects.


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Andrea Polli

Mesa Del Sol Endowed Chair of Digital Media Professor, Art & Ecology: Fine Arts and Engineering
University of New Mexico

Andrea Polli is an environmental artist working at the intersection of art, science and technology. Her interdisciplinary research has been presented as public artworks, media installations, community projects, performances, broadcasts, mobile and geolocative media, publications, and through the curation and organization of public exhibitions and events. She creates artworks designed to raise awareness of environmental issues. Often these works express scientific data obtained through her collaborations with scientists and engineers and have taken the form of sound art, vehicle-based works, public light works, mobile media experiences, and bio-art and design.


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MON-A08 - Radical Landscapes: Fundamental Nature Activated Anew

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