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McKelvey School of Engineering

'In Conversation' Series: 'Hybrid Landscapes'

Saturday, September 26 | 12:00 PM

Virtual Event

In this lecture the renowned landscape designer and artist Walter Hood, principal of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California, and professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, will discuss some of his recent innovative projects, including urban spaces, landscape design, and public art. In each of them, past and future matter equally, complicating the ways we understand memory of space and its revitalization in the present. The lens through which he will illuminate his own work is that of postcolonialism, drawing on such influential theorists as W. E. B. Du Bois, W. J. T. Mitchell, and Robert J. C. Young. In doing so, he will emphasize our current critical postcolonial moment, probing how concepts such as hybridity and difference may interrogate the design of public landscapes.

The program will feature live closed captions in English.

The program is free, but registration is required. Register here >>

This lecture is cosponsored by the Harris Armstrong Fund, Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design, the Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor for Civic Affairs and Strategic Planning, and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture



Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Event Contact

Laura Foughty | lfoughty@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Walter Hood is the creative director and founder of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California. Hood Design Studio is a cultural practice, working across art, fabrication, design, landscape, research, and urbanism. Hood is also the David K. Woo Chair and professor of landscape architecture and environmental planning at the University of California, Berkeley. He lectures on and exhibits professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally. He was recently the Spring 2020 Diana Balmori Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture.

Read the rest of Hood's bio on the event website.

“In Conversation” is a series of live online talks with artists, art historians, and scholars, exploring the intersections of art, history, and contemporary life. Bring your own questions and insights to these lively discussions from wherever you are.

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