Art & Ecological Responsibility:
Exploring the potentials of Aesthetics
in and of the Environment
A lecture series on paysagisme,
land art, sustainable agriculture
& the connections among them
Friday, Oct 26: 7:00: Gilles Tiberghien: Paysagisme Granoff Bldg. Martinos Auditorium
a slide lecture in which Prof. Tiberghien will present the French concept of paysagisme, its main practitioners and relationship to environmental issues, followed by a reception
Thursday Nov 1: 6:00: Faculty & community presentations Granoff Bldg. Studio 2
a reception in which people from local communities, including Brown faculty, who are working in ways that blend aesthetics, sustainability, and ecological responsibility will give brief 10-minute presentations of their work
Friday Nov 2: 7:00: Gilles Tiberghien: Land Art McCormack Theater, Fones Alley
a slide lecture in which Prof. Tiberghien will present the largely-American movement known as Land Art, both its history and its present, followed by a reception
Friday Nov 9: 7:00: Antoine Jacobsohn: Sustainable Gardening Granoff Bldg. Martinos Auditorium
A slide lecture in which A. Jacobsohn will discuss the "Potager du Roi," the King's vegetable garden, established by Louis XIV at Versailles and currently run as an ongoing experiment in sustainable gardening, followed by a reception.
Gilles Tiberghien, agrégé in philosophy, teaches at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and has written two books on land-based visual arts: Land Art and Nature, Art, Paysage, and has written extensively on contemporary landscape artists and designers. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilles_A._Tiberghien
Antoine Jacobsohn has degrees from Cornell University, Paris 8, and the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris. He is the director of the Potager du Roi, which also houses the École nationale supérieure de paysage, Versailles. He writes on the history of French agriculture and on contemporary movements that advocate "gardening with, not against, nature."
Sponsored by the "French Center for Excellence"
in the Cogut Institute for the Humanities,
the Brown Arts Initiative,
and Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne