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Conversations about Landscape: Blue Urbanism

For Immediate Release:
November 01, 2013

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Conversations about Landscape: Blue Urbanism

Conversations about Landscape: Blue Urbanism
6-8pm, Wednesday November 6, 2013
Exploratorium’s Bay Observatory Gallery 

Join Timothy Beatley, Eric Sanderson and Robin Grossinger for a lively discussion The City and the Ocean: Exploring Blue Urbanism and the Creation of Tools for Guiding Landscape Evolution and Planning. How have the earth’s oceans become urbanized? What relationships and future are necessary to better understand the health and breadth of the ocean environment, and what ways can we foster a harmonious relationship of cities and oceans? Eric Sanderson and Robin Grossinger are collaborating on a project and book to re-construct and visualize the San Francisco peninsula before European settlement in the mid-19th century. Bringing a wide variety of techniques and historical materials Grossinger and Sanderson will describe their process and the implications of this work for public education and planning for a more sustainable future. This event is co-sponsored by the Studio for Urban Projects.

Conversations about Landscape brings together two or more practitioners from the related fields of geography, ecology, environmental arts and sciences, policy and design to grapple with contemporary landscape questions. Speakers present their work and engage each other and the audience in a participatory conversation. The series is staged within the context of the Bay Observatory, an exhibit environment exploring issues of environmental change with a particular focus on the Bay Area and beyond. The talks are preceded by an informal reception with time to look at exhibits, engage with one another and meet Observatory staff and guests.

Upcoming Conversations about Landscape include Landscape as Memory on Wednesday, November 20, from 6-8pm; and Saltscapes: Exploring the South Bay Salt Ponds with photographer Cris Benton on Wednesday, December 4, from 6-8pm.

Hours of Operation & New Evening Hours
Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm;  every Thursday evening adults only (ages 18 and up) 6pm-10pm.

$29 for adults, with lower rates for SF Bay Area residents, youth, seniors, students, teachers and the disabled. Tickets available at the door and advance tickets available online at www.exploratorium.edu/visit/tickets.

Getting Here
The Exploratorium is easily accessible by public transit. Convenient parking is available nearby. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit/location-directions

About the Exploratorium
The Exploratorium is the global leader in informal learning, igniting curiosity and inspiring creativity in people of all ages. The world-renowned science museum creates original, interactive exhibits, on display at more than 1,000 science centers, museums and public spaces around the world. Dedicated to education reform in and out of the classroom, the Exploratorium is a premier professional development center for educators and a creator of award-winning educational resources. Since 1969, the Exploratorium has influenced generations of entrepreneurs, artists, scientists, teachers, students, children, museum professionals and everyday doers, reaching nearly 180 million people annually from around the globe. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 in the heart of San Francisco's Embarcadero, where it will celebrate a new era of experiences that encourage critical thinking and awaken wonder for generations to come. For more information, visit www.exploratorium.edu/visit.

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