Matthew Coolidge / Center for Land Use Interpretation

October 21, 2011 - 5:30pm

Matthew Coolidge is the Founder and Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) in Los Angeles, a non-profit research and education organization founded in 1994 that is interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth’s surface, and in finding new meanings in the intentional and incidental forms that we individually and collectively create. CLUI
believes that the man-made landscape is a cultural inscription that can be read to better understand who we are, and what we are doing.

He serves as a project director, photographer and curator for CLUI exhibitions, and has written several books published by the CLUI, including Back to the Bay: An Examination of the Shoreline of the San Francisco Bay Region (2001), and The Nevada Test Site: A Guide to America’s Nuclear Proving Ground (1996). He lectures widely in the United States and Europe on contemporary landscape matters, and is a faculty member in the Curatorial Practice Program at the California College of the Arts, where he teaches a class about nowhere.  Coolidge received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2004.

This keynote lecture is a part of the After Effects: Emerging Metrics in Landscape Architecture Symposium, October 21-22, 2011.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Event Location: Knowlton Hall Gui Auditorium