College of Architecture Lecture
"Time's Way, Time's Wear, and the Poetics of Shears"
October 9, 2008
Peter Osler is an Assistant Professor in the College of Architecture, where he directs the the Program in Landscape Architecture. His photographs and video included in the "How Does Your Garden Grow?" exhibit are part of a larger body of work produced during his 2001-02 residency at the American Academy in Rome as the Garden Club of America Rome Prize recipient.
Entitled "Time's Way, Time's Wear, and the Poetics of Shears", Osler's Rome Prize proposal grew from a frustration with how his carefully designed landscapes were often unsympathetically maintained, as well as a critical awareness of how contemporary tools and maintenance regimens were influencing his designs for historic properties such as the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The exhibited works are a reflection on the annual four month-long pruning effort at the gardens of Rome's Villa Aurelia.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For additional information, travel and parking directions, see art.iit.edu or call 312.567.5293.
Kemper Room Art Gallery
35 W. 33rd Street
Reception, 4:30 - 7 pm
Lecture, 5:30 pm