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Friday, March 11 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

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Convocation Speaker Sponsored by the University of Washington


Sarah Bergmann
Director, The Pollinator Pathway

Sarah Bergmann is a design thinker working across ecology, design, planning and culture. She is the founder of the Pollinator Pathway, a living essay in landscape that responds to humanity’s influence as an ecosystem. She is the winner of the Betty Bowen Award and the Stranger Genius Award, and her work has been praised by NPR, Popular Science, KUOW and GOOD. The Pollinator Pathway has been exhibited at the Seattle Art Museum and the Olympic Sculpture Park, and Bergmann lectures frequently to design and culture audiences, including at the University of Washington, the Henry Art Gallery, the Seattle Art Museum, Stanford University and TEDx.

The Pollinator Pathway is a long-term project founded by Sarah Bergmann in 2008 that reframes our relationship to the planet. Based in design thinking and crossing ecology, planning and culture, the project is a physical response to the global transformation of landscape in the Age of Humankind. Its vision is to connect fragmented landscapes between cities, farms and wilderness via projects that, in cities, combine ecological design and underutilized space.

The Pollinator Pathway is a practical application of design, but it is above all a response to the recognition that humanity is a major global scale ecosystem. Described as a New Audubon project and a living essay, the project extends to Bergmann’s work and ideas in institutions and talks as well as to the outsized modern natural history book that accompanies the project, which explores the broad subjects—from planetary history, systems, human culture to ecology—that this large-scale and long-term work touches.

Friday March 11, 2016 6:30pm - 8:00pm PST
Grand 3 Ballroom The Seattle Westin 1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington 98101