Installation view of Tomás Saraceno: Cloud-Specific at the Kemper Art Museum. Photo by Whitney Curtis.

Panel Discussion: A Sustainable Future

October 27, 2011
4:30p Panel discussion, 6:30p Reception
Steinberg Auditorium

Panel Discussion: 4:30p, Steinberg Auditorium
Reception: 6:30p, Kemper Art Museum

This interdisciplinary panel will pursue some of the conceptual concerns posed by Tomás Saraceno's visionary artistic practice, such as the legacy of the utopian impulse in contemporary art and architecture and the scientific, cultural, and aesthetic dimensions of sustainability today. Faculty participants from fields including art history, architecture, engineering, and biology will discuss their current research and how it relates to larger questions of environmental and social sustainability.


Joseph Jez, associate professor, Department of Biology
Lutz Koepnick, professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures
Meredith Malone, associate curator, Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Igor Marjanovic, associate professor, College of Architecture
Brent Williams, assistant professor, Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Moderator: Eric Mumford, professor, College of Architecture