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Kristi Cheramie / The Ohio State University

Gui Auditorium / Knowlton Hall
March 28, 2018 - 5:30pm

Kristi Cheramie will lecture Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 28. The talk is free and open to the public. Cheramie is an associate professor and chair of undergraduate studies in the Landscape Architecture Section of the Knowlton School. 

Cheramie’s research employs alternate practices of spatial history to explore erasure, loss and forgetting as powerful agents of change in the landscape. Using speculation as a tool to reconstruct the historical systems, scales, and materials that comprise a landscape, she looks to design to reveal the interconnections between story, memory, ground, and time. Her work, largely based in fieldwork, tracks patterns of adaptability and transformation in the landscape, with a particular focus on efforts aimed at mitigating or eliminating change. 

Cheramie’s research and teaching have been recognized by, published in and presented at a range of internationally recognized venues. Most recently, she received the 2016-2017 Prince Charitable Trusts/Kate Lancaster Brewster Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome where she examined erased ecologies in and around the Colosseum. Her ongoing work on the flood landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River Basin has been the subject of winning competition entries, articles and exhibitions. In 2011, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, Cheramie led an interdisciplinary team in the documentation of Louisiana coastal communities compromised by land loss, sea level rise and competing industrial interests. Cheramie led one of three winning teams in Future Ground, an international design competition hosted by the Van Alen Institute. Her interdisciplinary team developed long-range, flexible design and policy strategies for vacant land in New Orleans and Lima, Ohio, transforming long-abandoned landscapes into resources for the current and future city. Cheramie is currently finishing a book on the urban ecologies of Rome, forthcoming from Routledge in 2019.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley.