Anne Whiston Spirn, FASLA
Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Anne Whiston Spirn, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning at MIT, is an award-winning author, scholar, photographer, teacher, and practitioner. Her books include The Granite Garden (1984), The Language of Landscape (1998), Daring to Look (2008), and The Eye is a Door: Landscape, Photography and the Art of Discovery (2014). Since 1987, she has directed the West Philadelphia Landscape Project, an action research program integrating research, teaching and community service (www.wplp.net). In 2001, Spirn received Japan’s International Cosmos Prize for “contributions to the harmonious coexistence of nature and mankind” in recognition of her life’s work. For more, see www.annewhistonspirn.com.
Saturday, October 20
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM