Thursday, September 29

2:30-3:00pm: Tour of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

  • Hosted by Sandra Sanchez 

3:00-4:30pm: Registration [HQ L90]

4:00-4:30pm: Exhibition tour of Bámigbóyè: A Master Sculptor of the Yorùbá Tradition at the Yale University Art Gallery

  • Hosted by Vu Horwitz
  • Space is limited; please register in advance.

4:30-7:00pm: Screening of Logos Zanzotto (2021, Italy, dir. Denis Brotto) [HQ L02 Auditorium]

  • Introduction by Lydia Tuan
  • Silvia Carlorosi (CUNY) and Francesco Casetti (Yale) in conversation with the director, followed by Q&A with audience

7:00pm: Reception [HQ L90]

Friday, September 30

9:00-10:30am: Concurrent Panels

Extractive Landscapes (Chair: Siobhan Angus) [HQ 134]
  • Jacob Emery (Indiana University) - “‘Taint of Sordid Industry’ : Extraction and Pastoral”
  • Tobah Aukland-Peck (The Graduate Center, CUNY) - “Slag Landscape: Topographies of Waste in Postwar Britain”
  • Bz Zhang - “Crude Representation: Past, Present, and Future Petrochemical Los Angeles”
Embodied and Multisensory Landscapes (CHair: lydia tuan) [HQ 136]
  • Alba Menéndez Pereda (University of California, Los Angeles) - “Performing History: Landscapes as Multisensorial Archives in the Inca Empire”
  • Kapp Singer (Yale University) - “Arboreal Annihilations: Fire, Photography, Telephony, and Timber Capital in the Early U.S. Forest Service”
  • Rhea Maria Dehn Tutosaus (Technical University of Darmstadt) - “The Strait of Gibraltar as a Border(land)scape: New Ways of Seeing and Knowing through Contemporary Art”

11:00am-12:30pm: Concurrent Panels and Workshop

Possessions & Property in Settler Colonialism (Chair: Elizabeth Keto) [HQ 134]
  • Joseph Zordan (Harvard University) - “On Togetherness: Thomas Cole and Indigenous Re-Readings of Landscape Painting”
  • Manon Gaudet (Yale University) “Native Clays and Indigenous Bodies: American Art Pottery, Ethnographic Photography, and White Possession at the turn of the 20th-century”
  • Ivana Dizdar (Princeton University) - “Les Zones Terrestres: Picturing Hydroimperialism in French Scenic Wallpaper, ca. 1855”
Land/Art (Chair: Alessandro giammei) [HQ 136]
  • Damiano Benvegnù (Dartmouth College) - “The Fascist Forest: Mussolini’s Trees and the Ecological Legacy of Fascism”
  • Aaron Katzeman (University of California, Irvine) - “Isolation or Alienation?: Revisiting Land Art Through the Agrarian Question”
  • Sarah J. Moore (University of Arizona) - “Neither Land nor Landscape: Time Landscape as In-Between Formation”
Cinema and the Invention of Landscape: In Theory and Practice (Chair: Millicent Marcus) [HQ 532] 
  • Ryan Conrath (Salisbury University) - “From Plateau to Lagoon: Karimah Ashadu’s Landscape Cinema”
  • Denis Brotto (University of Padua) - “Enchanted Mountains: The Invention of Landscape Through Forms of Vision, From Pictorial Detail to Photographic Enlargement”
  • Matthias Grotkopp, Yvonne Pfeilschifter, Leona Schleicher (Freie Universität Berlin)  - “Rock solid? – Poetics of Landscapes in Movement”
Land-based Photography: Indigenous Perspectives on Representations and Belonging” (workshop with Warren Cariou and Royce K. Young Wolf at the Yale university art gallery)
  • Participation is capped; please sign up in advance.

1:15-1:25pm: Tour of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library

  • Hosted by Sandra Sanchez 

2:00-3:30pm: Concurrent Panels 

Landback and Sovereignty (Chair: Isabella Shey Robbins) [HQ 134]
  • Danika Cooper (University of California, Berkeley) - “Returning Land, Expanding Landscape”
  • Justyce Bennett (The Heckscher Museum of Art) - “​​Crucian Confusion: Memory-Making on the Island of St. Croix
  • Beatrice Szymkowiak - “Contemporary Indigenous Mapping Poetics”
Techniques of Picturing and the Picturesque (Chair: Jane Tylus) [HQ 136] 
  • Mark Cladis (Brown University) - “Landscapes and Ruins in Du Bois and Silko: Sites of Pain and Injustice, Hope and Transformation”
  • Caterina Franciosi (Yale University) - “Making Land into Landscape: Scientific Visualization and Embodied Experience in Karl Bodmer’s Views of the American West”
  • Zannah Matson (University of Guelph) - “Re-Painting the Forest: Radical landscape art and visual representation of tropical forests in Latin America”
  • Justin Carville (Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology) - “Post-Famine Landscapes: The Colonial Picturesque and the Politics of Dispossession”

4:00pm: Keynote lecture by Nick Estes (University of Minnesota) [HQ L02 Auditorium]

6:00pm: Reception in HQ Courtyard

Saturday, October 1 

9:00-10:30am: Concurrent Panels 

Carceral and Military Ecologies (Chair: Morgan Ng) [HQ 134]
  • Adrian Anagnost and Leslie Geddes (Tulane University) - “Military Ecologies in the Americas: The French Fort of La Balise
  • Martabel Wasserman (Stanford University) - “Picturing Alcatraz”
  • Grace Sparapani (The University of Texas at Austin) - “Carceral Hauntings in Paradise: The Spatial Afterlives and Alterlives of Italian Prison Islands”
Subterranean and Submerged Landscapes (Chair: Hannah Cole) [HQ 136]
  • Cecilio M. Cooper (New York University) - “Netherward: Athanasius Kircher’s Mundus Subterraneus [1665]”
  • Sara Jensen Carr (Northeastern University) - “Underground Economies: Landscapes of Mythology, Science, and Labor in the Black Hills”
  • Desiree Valadares (University of British Columbia) - “Thinking Like a Gulch: Pacific War Heritage, Settler Lands and Subsurface Toxic Uncertainties in O‘ahu”

11:00am-12:30pm: Concurrent Panels and Workshop

Land, Organizing, and Activism (Chair: Abigail Fields) [HQ 134] 
  • Hyperion Çaca Yvaire - “Notes From The Fyrthyr: A Performative Method Of Landscape Curation Contribution Towards A Multispecies Jurisprudence” 
  • Anthony Romero (Tufts University) - “The Place Where the Creek Goes Underground: Protocols for Consent in Public Art”
  • Jordan Weber
Elements of Landscape (Chair: Fadzilah Yahaya) [HQ 136]
  • Tom Looser (New York University) - “Thinking With (and Against) Ocean Landscapes; Categorical Shifts in Transpacific Modernities”
  • Phoebe Springstubb (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - “Ice Cellars and Reservoirs of History: Indigenous Frozen-Ground Landscapes of Arctic Siberia and North America”
  • William Schaefer (Durham University) - “Patch, Line, Grid: Wang Youshen, Paul Klee, and Landscape Mosaics”
Entangled Ecologies: Digital Storytelling in the Shaker Forest Landscape (Digital Humanities workshop with Damiano Benvegnù and John Bell)
  • Participation is capped; please sign up in advance.

2:00-3:30pm: Concurrent Panels

Public Art, Public Land, Public Memory (Chair: Lisa Beyeler-Yvarra) [HQ 134]
  • Kayla Roulhac (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) - “Centennial Park in Nashville, Tennessee: Hidden History, Missing Memorialization, and Heritage Tourism”
  • Amanda Hardin Martin (Columbia University) - “Dreaming with Du Bois: The Niagara Movement & Making Historical Black Landscapes”
  • Morgan Vickers (University of California, Berkeley) - “‘Pushing Back the Darkness’: Dispossessing Black Lives and Inundating Black Ecologies in New Deal South Carolina”
Seascapes, Skyscapes, and Space (Chair: vu Horwitz) [HQ 136]
  • Sean Connelly (Columbia University) - “Life and Land After Oceanic: Reintroducing Honolulu to the Continental United States with Experimental Cartographies, Architecture, and Art”
  • Olanrewaju Lasisi (College of William & Mary) - “Aroya Odu and the Yoruba’s Representation of Heaven on Earth”
  • John Timberlake (Middlesex University) - “Dead Kingdoms and Caves of Gems: Ecological Anxieties and the modelling of the Lunar Other in Science Fiction Landscapes”

4:00pm: Keynote lecture by Tiffany Lethabo King (University of Virginia) - “Laboring Landscapes: Reimagining Black Memorials and Black Land Projects” [HQ L02 Auditorium]