Tomorrow morning, Tuesday, Feb. 22 ESPM's own Professor Carolyn Merchant, environmental historian and eco-feminist will give a guest lecture on scientific method historically and its aim to have dominion over "nature," often represented as woman. Merchant is a compelling and knowledgeable speaker. Class starts promptly at 9:40 in the Life Sciences Annex (LSA) 101. Please be on time. There are always a few extra seats for others (grad students, fellow faculty, other interested locals) who want to stop by.
ESPM Assistant Professor Carolyn Finney will speak in my ESPM 151 class this morning@ 9:40 in LSA 101. "This Land is Your Land, This Land is My Land: People and Public Lands Redux." Check out this funny video she shares in this lecture: "Black Hiker" http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/24b56caf3e/black-hiker-with-blair-underwood. There are always a few extra seats for anyone local interested in coming by.
Co-Design of Tribal Housing as Expression of Tribal Sovereignty (and Situated Knowledges): ESPM 151Guest Lecture, Feb 10, 2011
ESPM 151 students and interested others, please be sure to attend a guest lecture in my undergraduate class this coming Thursday. We meet from 9:40-11:00 in LSA 101 (be on time, no entrance after 9:45). Dr. David Edmunds, environmental director for the Pinoleville Pomo Nation (Ukiah, CA) and Ryan Shelby (UC Berkeley Mechanical Engineering Ph.D. Candidate) will discuss the conceptual framework and practical process of meaningfully co-designing tribal "green" housing. Edmunds and Shelby will highlight a (to date) three-year collaboration between UC-Berkeley architecture and engineering faculty and students, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and Pinoleville Pomo Nation (PPN) citizens to create culturally and environmentally sustainable housing on the PPN reservation in Mendocino County. Edmunds and Shelby are aware that our class has been working through feminist science studies frameworks such as Donna Haraway's concept of "situated knowledges" and Sandra Harding's "standpoint theory" and "strong objectivity." They/we will attempt to apply those frameworks to the PPN-UC-EPA collaboration in order to show how theory elucidates life.
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