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Environment and Design to host lecture by artist, architect Patricia Johanson

Patricia Johanson, an internationally recognized artist and environmental designer, will deliver the lecture “Ecological Infrastructure: Framing the World as a Work of Art,” on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. in Room 123 of the Jackson Street Building. Open free to the public, Johanson’s lecture is the third in a series of discussions based on the theme of “art + infrastructure,” which the college is sponsoring during the 2012-2013 academic year. 

For more than three decades, Johanson has designed functioning works of art, creating infrastructures that reclaim impacted ecosystems and connect borders. Her projects involve the design of unusual trails and landscaping features, reintroducing endangered plant and animal species, and creating natural oxidation ponds and polishing pools for improving water quality.  

Johanson’s designs and artworks have been shown in more than 150 exhibitions worldwide, and her writings have been translated into nine languages. She is author of Creative Solutions to Environmental Problems, Preserving Biocultural Diversity in Public Parks and The City as an Ecological Art Form.