Fumihiko Maki Lecture: Pierre Bélanger

  • Monday, February 26, 2018 • 6:00 pm
  • Steinberg Auditorium, Washington University in St. Louis

Pierre Bélanger, a landscape architect, author, curator, and associate professor at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, will deliver the annual Fumihiko Maki Lecture, titled The Map Is No Longer the Territory.

Contesting the imperialism of state building and institutional systems, Bélanger has published two core books on remapping states of engineering and militarism: Landscape as Infrastructure and Ecologies of Power, co-authored with Alexander Arroyo. Additionally, Bélanger has published about the political, territorial, and spatial language of landscape in a recent issue of Harvard Design Magazine, Wet Matter, co-edited with Jennifer Sigler (@lowlowtide), as well as in the monograph of the 35th edition of the Pamphlet Architecture Series, GOING LIVE: From States to Systems (pa35.net), profiling the visual representation of vegetal systems and different life forms. As a practicing designer, he received the Canada Prix de Rome in Architecture and was curator of the controversial Canada Pavilion and Exhibition EXTRACTION at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale (@1partperbillion). In collaboration with a range of creators and activists, he is currently completing an edited volume titled Extraction Empire, profiling the states, scales, and systems of Canada as the largest resource extraction nation on the planet.

For more information, visit http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/events/lectures/12397

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