Matt Donham will present a lecture at 5 p.m. Monday, March 13, in Ken and Linda Sue Shollmier Hall, Room 250 of Vol Walker Hall, on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, as part of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design lecture series.
In his lecture, titled "Multiple Simultaneous Trajectories," Donham will discuss the necessity of balancing multiple competing purposes, which can include the interests of the public and the entity footing the bill to build the public realm.
Landscape architecture can be simple, with practitioners composing tangible objects in the world. Designers select materials, position trees, ensure drainage and make paths universally accessible. The practice also can be complex, supporting or inhibiting the success of a species. It can improve places, but sometime those places are improved so much that the people they were designed for are displaced in the process. This lecture will address the multiple simultaneous trajectories at work in landscape architecture.