Newton Harrison ACT Lunchtime Seminar on Wednesday, September 20

Newton Harrison

Eco-art and Action Research
ACT Lunchtime Seminar
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 / 1:00–2:00pm
MIT Building E15-207

Join Visiting Artist Newton Harrison and Anne Whiston Spirn, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning in the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, as they explore artistic methods as ways to wed the insights of ecology with city design and planning as a means of adaptation.

Throughout his residency, Harrison will meet with faculty and students and give public presentations tracing the eco-art movement that he and Helen Mayer Harrison pioneered and have led for more than 40 years. Eco-art uses art to address environmental problems, such as agriculture and forestry issues, watershed restoration and urban renewal, among others.

Presented with the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST) and the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning.