What are the possibilities that emerge if we start our exploration of ideas such as citizenship, participation and equity through explorations of land and landscape whether urban, rural or suburban? In this talk I will present examples from ongoing research in the California and on the prairies that take a multisensory approach (incorporating the visual and sonic) to build a stronger understanding of the relationships between land and everyday or ordinary citizenship, broadly defined as practices that make claims to space and self-determination. Finally, I will specifically discuss the ways in which these ideas might be incorporated into practices of design and planning.
Sheryl-Ann Simpson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies. Her research and teaching focus on the relationship between the state and the everyday. She studies this broad idea through questions around immigration, settlement and citizenship and environmental justice and urban health. She has also taught in Community Development and Planning at Clark University and Landscape Architecture + Environmental Design at the University of California, Davis.
Cultural Events Lecture Series Tuesday, January 21, 2020
6PM Lecture | Centre Space
John A. Russell Building
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba