Landscape Futures Night School with Liam Young


The first guest in the “Night School” series, Liam Young, co-founder of futures think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today and leader of the Unknown Fields Division nomadic design studio (newly returned from a summer expedition to Chernobyl and Baikonur), joined us to introduce some of his Specimens of Unnatural History, installed as part of curator Geoff Manaugh’s Landscape Futures exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Liam and Geoff lead an interactive conversation, whiteboard brainstorm, and armchair journey around the world, exploring fieldwork as a form of research toward site-specific responses. They discussed everything from Australian kangaroo culls and invasive species bio-control to conflict metals and boat rentals in the Congo, as a springboard to generate alternative scenarios and explore their spatial implications.


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