The Caroline Werner Gannett Project 2007-08
Matt Coolidge

Matt Coolidge

Director of Programming, Center for Land Use & Interpretation; Exhibitions & Projects on landscape perception & human-induced changes, using perspectives from geography, installation and conceptual art, tourism, and political economy


“Ground Up: The Center for Land Use Interpretation”

When: Monday, May 4, 2009 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Webb Auditorium
(James E. Booth Memorial Building - 7A)

Matt Coolidge, at RIT on May 4, 2009 The Center for Land Use Interpretation is a research organization interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth's surface. Its multidisciplinary approach employs conventional research and information processing methodology as well as nontraditional interpretive tools in order to stimulate discussion, thought, and general interest in the contemporary landscape. Neither an environmental group nor an industry affiliated organization, the work of the Center integrates the many approaches to land use - the many perspectives of the landscape - into a single vision that illustrates the common ground in "land use" debates. And, at the very least, the Center attempts to emphasize the multiplicity of points of view regarding the utilization of terrestrial and geographic resources.

Three Gorges Dam in China, showing how much land was evacuated for the dam

From a CLUI tour of Irwindale, California

H-Bomb Impact Site Marker

Links: Up River: Man-Made Sites of Interest on the Hudson from the Battery to Troy  An Atlas of Radical Cartography  Discovering the Vernacular Landscape   Ghostly Ruins: America's Forgotten Architecture   Land and Environmental Art