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Friday, October 23 • 9:15am - 9:35am
Landscape, Art, Climate

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How can the arts energize what the sciences have already told us? Can they engage diverse audiences, call them to action, and awaken a movement that is impossible for lawmakers and industrialists to ignore? With these guiding questions, this session will look at Hudson Yards’ landscape design, France’s mobilization of international artists to push for a Paris climate accord, and the actions that artists and urbanists everywhere can be taking.  

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Margery Arent-Safir

Founder and Director, The Arts Arena; Paris
Professor of Comparative Literature Emerita, Margery Arent-Safir founded the Arts Arena, a non-profit initiative for the creative and performing arts, film, and issues of culture and society, in 2007. Her scholarly publications include works on major figures of contemporary Latin... Read More →
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Thomas L. Woltz, FASLA, CLARB

MAS Director; Principal and Owner, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
Thomas Woltz is the principal and owner of Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects with offices in New York City and Charlottesville, VA. In 2011, he was invested into the American Society of Landscape Architects Council of Fellows, and named Design Innovator of the Year by the Wall... Read More →
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Robert Storr

Dean and Professor of Painting/Printmaking, Yale University School of Art
A contributing editor at Art in America, Storr frequently writes for Artforum, Art Press (Paris), and Frieze (London), and is the author of numerous catalogues, articles, and books, including Intimate Geometries: The Work and Life of Louise Bourgeois. He is the recipient of numerous... Read More →

Friday October 23, 2015 9:15am - 9:35am PDT
The TimesCenter

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