Anthropocene: ROB HOLMES
The New American Wilderness
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sciame Auditorium (Room 107)
141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031
Introduction: Catherine Seavitt, Associate Professor
Rob Holmes is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Auburn University, where he teaches design studios and courses in landscape architectural history, theory, and contemporary issues. He is also co-founder of the Dredge Research Collaborative, which investigates human sediment handling practices through publications, the DredgeFest event series, and various other projects, and co-author of Mammoth, a blog about infrastructures, logistics, landscapes, and architectural possibilities.
His research is primarily concerned with how infrastructures constructed in support of urbanization relate to landscape change. Current projects include the “Four Coasts” project, an examination of the role of sediment as infrastructure in four coastal regions of North America with the Dredge Research Collaborative, and design research on hydrological control infrastructures in south Florida, supported by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Prior to joining Auburn, he practiced landscape architecture in Virginia, with Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, and taught in Florida, Virginia, Louisiana, and Ohio.
All lectures are free, open to the public, and held at 6:30 pm in the Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture Sciame Auditorium. Continuing Education Credit for registered New York architects is available.