In the News: Week of September 13
2021-09-13 • Sam Fox School
The “Whereas Hoops” project, led by John Early and Noah Cohan.
Early Awarded CRE2 Grant for "Whereas Hoops"
“Whereas Hoops,” an interdisciplinary public project co-organized by senior lecturer John Early and Noah Cohan (Arts & Sciences), was awarded a Small Grant from WashU’s Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2). Combining historical research, interventions in the landscape, and advocacy work, their project explores the absence of basketball courts in Forest Park and the power lines of race, class, and gender determining how basketball is perceived and performed in St. Louis.
Hoeferlin Discusses Mapping & River Systems in Interview
In this interview, associate professor Derek Hoeferlin, chair of landscape architecture and urban design, and interdisciplinary storyteller Monique Verdin explore how the restructuring of the river system over the last 150 years interrelates with the installment of the systems of socioeconomic, racial, and epistemic oppression that have come to define U.S. society. The conversation is part of Haus der Kulturen der Welt’s (HKW) The Current exhibition.
Tao Honored at Olmsted Scholars Induction Ceremony
Dongzhe Tao (MLA20/MUD20) is among 51 graduate students from across the country who were named 2021 2021 Landscape Architecture Foundation Olmsted Scholars. Tao and the other scholars will be honored during a virtual celebration held from 4-5p CDT on September 14 via Zoom.