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Fall 2022 Lecture: Chris Reed

October 10, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

No cost
rendering of marsh

Join us on Oct. 10 for our Fall 2022 Lecture Series with Chris Reed. The lecture will take place in McCarty Auditorium, Rm. 109, in the A+A Building at 5:30 p.m.

Reed will present a lecture entitled, STAGING. About the lecture, Reed says, “The increasingly complex web of environmental, social, political and cultural dynamics impacting global cities and extended landscapes demand responses that are anticipatory, multivariate, inclusive and adaptable. As designers we must think and act expansively, acknowledging that our work typically happens at discrete moments in time, while the life of the spaces and places we imagine will continue to evolve.

“In this context, the idea of STAGING—setting up, supporting, curating, catalyzing—is essential. Conceptually and operationally, Staging opens up possibilities for how we negotiate between the things we make and do and the various ways that time, social and racial dynamics, climatic processes, politics and economics, and regulatory systems and policies will continue to impact and re-make the contexts and performances of our work. This talk will frame how we at Stoss Landscape Urbanism tackle these challenges through collaboration, strategic design practice, and the pursuit of critical social, cultural and environmental agendas.”

Get to Know Chris Reed

Chris Reed headshot
Chris Reed is Founding Director of STOSS, where he leads the design and content of each project. A designer, researcher, strategist, teacher and advisor, Reed is recognized internationally as a leading voice in the transformation of landscapes and cities and was a recipient of the 2012 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award in Landscape Architecture. While running STOSS and its projects, Reed is also a Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. His commitment to teaching is not only a way to develop the next generation of landscape architects but also keeps STOSS on a constant quest for new ways of seeing, thinking and doing, which has helped put the firm at the forefront of the profession.

This lecture is funded by the Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Fund. It is free and open to the public.

Unless otherwise noted, lectures are held in McCarty Auditorium in the Art + Architecture Building at 5:30 p.m. For last-minute changes to this event, check this page and our website and follow us, @utkcoad.

Read more details about our 2022-2023 Lectures and Exhibits Series.

Livestream the lecture.


photo of lighted benches at night

rendering of a marsh
schematic of benches

Photo credits:

  • Harvard benches: Charles Mayer
  • All other images: STOSS



October 10, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
No cost


Mark Stanley


Art + Architecture Building Rm. 109
1715 Volunteer Blvd.
Knoxville TN, TN United States
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