Edelman Lecture: Rebecca Solnit

Cornerstone Lecture, April 3, 2014

April 4, 2013

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in collaboration with Oregon Humanities, is honored to welcome celebrated author, activist, and cultural historian Rebecca Solnit who will deliver the 2013 Alfred Edelman Lecture on Wednesday, April 3, 6:30 pm.

Solnit will deliver a lecture entitled On Getting Lost and What you Find There: Uses of the Unknown for Artists and Explorers, drawing from ideas in several of her recent books: A Paradise Built in Hell which addressed the way individuals to rally for good in the face of disasters, and Field Guide to Getting Lost, on wandering, being lost, and the generative qualities of the unknown. Rebecca Solnit is a remarkably versatile, politically engaged, and erudite writer who has taken on subjects ranging from 19th-century photography to Nevada nuclear test sites, from Yosemite to a social history of walking, in a career spanning twenty years. She is a nature writer with an outraged consciousness of what humans are doing to nature, but along with alarm and dismay comes undiluted hope that we can be better.

Homecoming Lecture: Mary Mattingly

Heike Kuehn

Edelman Lecture: Rebecca Solnit

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Derrick Jensen

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Earl Blumenauer

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Commencement Ceremony

Commencement, May 23, 2010