Wednesday, 04 Feb 2015
This colloquium will help inform students and faculty members at Iowa State about opportunities for collaboration with designers and design students in Lima, Peru. Presenters will be Clare Cardinal-Pett, ISU associate professor of architecture; Marwan Ghandour, professor of architecture and director of the Master of Urban Design graduate program; Max Viatori, associate professor of anthropology, and Cristina Dreifuss, director of INTUY Lab, Lima.
ISU faculty and staff are invited to this come-and-go event to meet and talk with military-affiliated students. Refreshments will be served.
Matthew Sivils, CEAH fellow, will discuss the cultural reverberations of the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812, one of the most powerful natural disasters to strike North America in recorded history. He will examine how the fictionalization of such a cataclysm in early American fiction served as an indicator of growing environmental anxiety among Americans as the nation moved away from its agricultural origins.