Lecture: Unearthed

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Women, Gardens, and Modern Landscape Architecture
By Professor Thaisa Way

Free and open to the public

Join us for a public lecture by Thaisa Way, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington, on the history of women landscape designers from the early twentieth century. This lecture will be given in conjunction with our current exhibitions Women in the Landscape & UNEARTHED: Hand Colored Slides of Early Twentieth-Century Portland Gardens from the Oregon Historical Society.

Thaisa Way is a landscape historian teaching history, theory, and design. She has published and lectured on feminist histories of design and in particular the role of women as professionals and practitioners, and her book, Unbounded Practices: Women, Landscape Architecture, and Early Twentieth Century Design (2009, University of Virginia Press) was supported by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation and the Landscape Studies Foundation’s David Coffin Award. In 2010 it was awarded the J.B. Jackson Book Award.

Dr. Way’s research considers how diverse approaches have shaped and informed relationships between people and landscape, cultures and nature, and practices and professions, Her teaching and scholarship seek to challenge our thinking about the history of landscape architecture by considering the active engagement of marginalized groups and individuals simultaneously as agents of change and signifiers of culture. Her research has asked how gender has served as a lens through which design is practiced and the landscape is created and formed.
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