Inspired by the French concept of "paysagisme" – which integrates land art, landscape design, land use, agriculture, urban planning, public space and ecology – the Brown Arts Initiative convenes its third symposium to address humanity’s relationship to land. Our exploration is through a cultural and social justice lens that considers issues of nurturance, sustenance, access, respite and intervention. Activist artists and scholars, a designer, poet, curator, chef and food provider share their visionary work examining modes of expression that respond to contemporary culture, embrace the environment and engage the public sphere.
The symposium will take place throughout Thursday, Sept 19 and Friday, Sept 20 at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts (154 Angell St., Providence, RI 02906). All events in the symposium are FREE and open to the public. Registration is required. For more information on speakers, associated events and to register, please visit the symposium website at brown.edu/go/terra Presented by Brown Arts Initiative.