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Ground: interdisciplinary series (USC, MLA+U)
Feb 25: Material Grounds
March 11: Working Grounds*
March 25: Ancestral Grounds
April 8: Archival Grounds
April 22: Shaky Grounds*
May 6: Othered Grounds
May 20: Broken Grounds*

* Due to the time zones of participants in these 3 conversations, event time might change to earlier in the day. Once registered, you will be notified if any such changes are made.

An interdisciplinary series on the ground’s many manifestations and meanings.

While a primary medium for landscape architects’ physical intervention, the ground has remained muted in discourse and action despite its many manifestations and capacities – to stir, to connect, to remember, as well as to expose and destabilize. This multifaceted explorative series aims to excavate the ground for these manifestations and meanings to better understand how we (humans) situate ourselves in the world and in relation to each other, to our pasts, and to the more-than-human - materials, systems, species. We explore its significance as a noun (the ground; a material), a verb (to ground; its agency), and an adjective (to be grounded; situated). In particular, the series will consider the ground as both a site of exploitation and extraction, as well as resistance and creativity. The series of conversations, exhibition and field happenings focused on questions of landscape and its varied grounds, integrates activists, designers, artists, scholars, scientists, environmentalists with diverse and intersectional identities.
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