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  • Elizabeth Ellsworth

    Emeritus Professor


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    Elizabeth Ellsworth


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    Recent Publications

    • Practices for Turning into the Anthropocene," Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse, in The Geologic Imagination, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, 2014 (forthcoming).
    • "Messages Across Time and Space," in collaboration with Dodolab,  Made Up: Design's Fictions, eds.Tim Durfee and Mimi Zeigler, JRP | Ringier, 2014. (forthcoming)
    • “Stability/Instability,” Speculation Now: Essays and Artwork, eds. Vyjayanthi Rao, with Prem Krishnamurthy and Carin Kuoni, Vera List Center for Art and Politics Duke University Press, 2014.  
    • “Creative Response in the Anthropocene: Knowing at the Edges of Feasibility,” in Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies, eds. Heather Davis and Etienne Turpin, Open Humanities Press, 2014.
    • "Geologically It’s Now," in Landscape Futures, ed. Geoff Manaugh, Actar and the Nevada Museum of Art, 2013
    • Making the Geologic Now: Responses to Material Conditions of Contemporary Life, eds. Elizabeth Ellsworth and Jamie Kruse, punctum books, 2012 (www.geologicnow.com).
    • Wicked Problems, Novel Modes of Behavior, and the Power of Pedagogical Design, Invited Colloquium presented at the Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, June, 2011.
    • Touring the Nevada Test Site: Crossed Sensations and Perceptions, with Jamie Kruse, in Public Pedagogy: Education and Learning Beyond Schooling, Routledge, 2009.
    • Shelters of Exposure: Giving Form to Interdisciplinary Exchange, with Jamie Kruse, in Chris Drury: Mushrooms | Clouds, University of Chicago Press, 2009.
    • Spatial Theories of Education: Policy and Geography Matters, Book Review, Teachers College Record, June, 2008.
    • Becoming Human I Artist: Moving in Accord with the Change that Makes the World, with Kruse, J.,  Performance Paradigm #4, 2008.

    Awards And Honors

    • Research Council of Norway, 2013-15.  Guest Researchers, Granted for Future North.  Project manager: Janike Kampevold Larsen, Oslo School of Architecture and Design
    • Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, 2012: Research and Development Category
    • New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Architecture Planning and Design Program 2012
    • Provost's Faculty Development Grant (with Shannon Mattern), in support of Project Media Space][Public Space, a cross-divisional, interdisciplinary curriculum project.
    • Provost's Faculty Development,submitted with Kit Laybourne, in support for an innovative online learning environment:  www.ExtremeMediaStudies.org.
    • Named the John and Rosa Sachs Distinguished Lecturer, Teachers College, Columbia University.
    • Invited Keynote Speaker, Prairie Learning Center Teacher's Institute, Val Marie, SK (Canada), October.
    • Invited lecturer in residence, Educational Leadership Academy, Massachusetts College for the Liberal Arts.
    • Invited Noted Scholar, Centre for Cross-Faculty Inquiry. The University of British Columbia, Vancouver.


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