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Architecture and Liquidity with Ron Henderson
Wynter-Wells Drawing School for Environmental Liberation
Jul 11, 2018

RSVP Required

Workshop: 1–5 p.m., sold out
Talk: 6 p.m.

What types of energy are available to us and why should we diversify and use less? This intimate afternoon workshop session will be followed by a public evening presentation investigating diverse sources of energy and their site-specific pros and cons.

Led by landscape architect Ron Henderson and artist Torkwase Dyson, the workshop considers hydroelectric power and the gravitational potential of energy as a way to examine state changes in matter and liquid. Participants use the fundamental logic of elevation drawing to think through the science of water and the way in which it shapes space.

Ron Henderson is professor and director of the graduate program in landscape architecture and urbanism at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. He is also founding principal of L+A Landscape Architecture, which has received many international, national, and regional awards, including nominations in 2013 and 2017 for the European Union Urban Prize. He is Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, a Creative Artist Fellow at the US–Japan Friendship Commission, Senior Fellow of Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, and author of The Gardens of Suzhou, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press. He received a Graham Foundation grant in 2018 for the program series, "Alfred Caldwell and the Performance of Democracy.”

Image: Excerpt from Henderson's orihon, or folding sketchbooks, include an investigation of water sequences at Ise Shrine in Japan

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