Bio of Madeline Schwartzman + Focus of Event
Madeline Schwartzman is a New York City-based writer, filmmaker, architect, and artist whose work explores human narratives and the human sensorium through social art, book writing, curating, and experimental video making. Her book See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception (Black Dog Publishing, 2011) collects the work of artists, interaction designers, architects, and scientists who speculate on the future of the human sensorium through wearables, devices, head gear, and installations. See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded (Black Dog Press, 2018) presents an array of conceptual and constructed ideas for how we might physically extend the head, mind, and brain into space. Schwartzman curated See Yourself E(x)ist at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery (Dec. 2018-Feb. 2019), an exhibition in which eighteen artists explored the future of humans and nature. She was also the curator of Objects of Wonder at the Beall Center for Art +Technology and See Yourself Sensing at San Jose State University.
Schwartzman’s ongoing project Face Nature has been featured and interpreted in solo exhibitions at Space p11 in Chicago (2020) and the Berkshire Botanical Garden in Stockbridge, MA (2022). Another solo exhibition is forthcoming at the Re Institute in Millerton, NY. Schwartzman has led Face Nature workshops nationally and internationally, including at the California College of the Arts, the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Baltan Laboratories in Eindhoven, the American School in Madrid, IAAC in Barcelona, Radiona in Zagreb, and the Amazon rainforest in Brazil. Examples from those events are featured on her popular Instagram site, seeyourselfsensing.
Schwartzman is a long-term faculty member at Barnard College, Columbia University, and Parsons: The New School for Design, where she teaches architectural design, drawing, video production, and time-based media. She holds an M.Arch. degree at the Yale School of Architecture.
For this event, Schwartzman will lead participants in a foraging and Face Nature/Climate Ballet workshop at a woodland/prairie site in East Central Illinois.
This event is made possible with support from the Visiting Practitioner Fund in the Department of Landscape Architecture.
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For more information about this and other events in our spring 2023 series, please contact Prof. David L. Hays.