Natural Discourse Symposium

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Friday January 11

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9:00 AM  –  5:00 PM

Natural Discourse Symposium: Form & Function 

The physical and the philosophical

This one-day symposium brings together creative minds from disciplines within the humanities, sciences and arts to reflect
on the lively relationship between plants and humans. Speakers will discuss how the study of plants inspires material
and conceptual innovations in their practices in ethnobotanical studies, stem cell research, architecture and visual art.
The symposium compliments the exhibition *Natural Discourse: Artists, Architects, Scientists & Poets in the Garden *currently
 on view throughout the UCBG through 20 January 2013. 9 am to 5 pm Friday January 11, 2013


Alejandro de Avila Blomberg, Founding Director of the Oaxaca Botanical Garden

Gerard Dosba, Head Gardener and project manager at the Festival International des Jardins at Chaumont, France

Marie Csete, MD, PhD. Division Director, Center for Cellular Therapies American Association of Blood Banks

Ronald Rael and Virginia San Fratello, Architects, creators of SOL House in the Natural Discourse exhibit