Opening Event for "Landscapes of Conflict" with Alumnus Bryan C. Lee Jr.

Banvard Gallery / Knowlton Hall
November 17, 2017 -
5:30pm to 8:00pm

On Friday, November 17, Knowlton School alumnus Bryan C. Lee (BSArch '06) will host the opening event for the new Banvard Gallery exhibition Confronting Landscapes of Conflict, curated by Kristi Cheramie and Mattijs van Maaskkers, supported by 2017 Glimcher Visiting Professor Walter Hood and students in Landscape Architecture and City and Regional Planning.

As conflict over Confederate monuments has escalated recently, this exhibit seeks to explore how we, as landscape architects, planners and architects, can engage, confront or perhaps transform these contestations in the built environment. Mr. Lee will present a public lecture about Paper Monuments, his project that invites artists, historians and residents of New Orleans to imagine new symbols that productively engage that city’s legacy of inequality.

After his lecture, participants in the opening will be invited to engage in the exhibition by participating in a new negotiation simulation about the possibility of transforming conflicts over Confederate memorials in the American contemporary landscape. The evening will be concluded by a facilitated conversation about the role of landscape architecture, planning and architecture in dealing with landscapes of conflict.

Refreshments provided by student organizations NOMA Ohio State, SCASLA, CRPSA and SERVitecture.