Anthropogeomorphology Today: Current Programs and Projects of The Center for Land Use Interpretation
A Lecture by Matthew Coolidge, founder and director of The Center for Land Use Interpretation, part of Pratt Institute’s Spring Lecture Series
Monday, February 22, 6pm
60 St. James Place
(corner of Lafayette)
Listen to a BOMBLive! conversation between Matthew Coolidge and BOMB contributing editor and architect Deborah Gans after March 1 on BOMBsite.com.
Matthew Coolidge, founder and director of The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), has been a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow and a media arts fellow of the Tribeca Film Institute and a Lucelia Artist. Dedicated to the increase and diffusion of information about how the nation’s lands are apportioned, utilized, and perceived, CLUI is a research and education organization interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the earth’s surface, and in finding new meanings in the intentional and incidental forms that we individually and collectively create. CLUI believes that the manmade landscape is a cultural inscription, that can be read to better understand who we are, and what we are doing. The organization was founded in 1994, and since that time it has produced dozens of exhibits on land use themes and regions, for public institutions all over the United States, as well as overseas. CLUI’s work was featured in the U.S. pavilion of the Venice Biennial 2008 and has been exhibited widely including at the Whitney Biennial. The recipient of numerous grants and awards, CLUI is supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation, The Annenberg Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Pioneer Documentary Fund among many others.