Katherine Orff MLA ’97 Delivers Keynote at Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? Symposium
Katherine Orff MLA ’97, Founder and Partner at SCAPE, delivered the keynote address at the Nature 3.x: Where is Nature Now? symposium, which was convened by Professors Matthew Tucker MLA ’01 and Christine Baeumler at the University of Minnesota on April 17-18. The event focused upon the examination of the pressing ecological dilemmas associated with the Anthropocene epoch and offed speculative trajectories for future landscape architecture critical practice. Nearly 200 landscape architects, architects, artists and environmental activists attended the symposium. Other speakers included Professor Tucker as well as author Emma Marris, documentary filmmaker Andrew Blackwell, artist Buster Simpson and artist Koert vanMensvoort. The symposium also included a pre-symposium “Culvertized” workshop led by Tucker and Simpson, which focused upon the concept of bluespace and urban headwaters to retrofit urban stormwater infrastructure.