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Kate Kennen on Phytoremediation: Pollution Purging Plants

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 5:30pm to Friday, March 24, 2017 - 12:30pm
Temple Contemporary, Temple University Office of Sustainability, and Temple Libraries
Paley Library Ground Floor / Ambler Learning Center Room 103



Thursday, March 23, 5:30PM - Main Campus Paley Library Lecture Hall, Ground Hall

Friday, March 24, 12:30PM - Ambler Campus Learning Center, Room 103

Kate Kennen is a landscape architect who founded Kennen Landscape Architecture in 2004 and Offshoots, Inc in 2012 to create practices focused on productive planting and ecological planning. Previously, Kate was an associate at Design Workshop in Aspen, Colorado. Kate has been honored with numerous awards for her recent and ongoing projects including Cape Cod’s Downtown Hyannis Revitalization Project, Plantworks at 725 Main Street, a phytoremediation installation on a former gas station site, and Bouyed Coasts, an environmental art installation project in Barnstable Massachusetts. Her current research and teaching concentrates on planting design and applied phytotechnologies that utilize plants to clean up contaminated sites. She currently teaches a research seminar in Phytotechnologies for Landscape Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She co-authored a book with Niall Kirkwood, Phyto: Principles for Site Remediation and Landscape Design, which was published by Routledge in 2015.

This event is part of the Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship Series. Seeing Stories: Visualizing Sustainable Citizenship is co-curated by Temple Contemporary, Temple University’s Office of Sustainability, and Temple University Libraries, along with faculty from the Tyler School of Art, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Center for the Cinematic and Performing Arts.

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