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Kate Orff, “Toward an Urban Ecology”
October 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Kate Orff, founder & principal, SCAPE, will present a Max Z. Conrad Lecture titled “Toward an Urban Ecology” at the LSU College of Art & Design at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24, 2018, in the LSU Design Building Auditorium (room 103).
As the founder of SCAPE, Kate Orff focuses on retooling the practice of landscape architecture relative to uncertainty of climate change and fostering social life which she has explored through publications, activism, research, and projects. She is known for leading complex, creative, and collaborative work processes that advance broad environmental and social prerogatives.
Kate was named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow in 2017, the first given in the field of Landscape Architecture. Kate was named a 2012 United States Artist Fellow, an Elle Magazine “Planet Fixer,” and shared SCAPE’s design methodologies at the International TEDWomen Conference in 2010. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia with Distinction and earned a Master in Landscape Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. Kate is also the Director of Columbia University GSAPP’s Urban Design Program and the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes.