Friday Forum + Lunch: Kevin Hamilton & Dean Mark E. Hoversten

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Friday Forum + Lunch: Kevin Hamilton & Dean Mark E. Hoversten

March 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Doctor of Design Immersion Week: Friday Forum + Lunch

featuring Kevin Hamilton and Dean Mark E. Hoversten, PhD

Unfixed Research: Letting Others Lead in Interdisciplinary Work

Kevin Hamilton  Dean Mark E. Hoversten

Kevin Hamilton is Professor and Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. An artist and a scholar, Kevin has published on bias in algorithmic systems and methodologies of interdisciplinary research; his artworks have explored telepresence, cybernetics, race, and landscape. His work has earned support from the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Illinois Arts Council. With Ned O’Gorman he is the author of Lookout America: the Secret Hollywood Studio at the Heart of the Cold War (Dartmouth, 2019).

Dr. Hoversten serves as Dean of NC State University College of Design (July 2016) and Professor of Landscape Architecture. A Fellow of the Yaddo arts colony, the American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture, Hoversten has received seventeen national and regional planning and design awards and has published and lectured widely. His work has been featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine, Public Roads, and TR News. He served as president of the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture and as chair and member of committees and review teams for the Urban Land Institute, the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board, the Southern Nevada Interpretive Association, and the Nevada Statewide Transportation Advisory Committee. Hoversten’s research has focused on interpretive planning in desert climates, context-sensitive highway design, and alternative futures landscape planning. Prior to his work in higher education, he served as an Associate at Royston Hanamoto Alley and Abey, worked in a variety of landscape architectural and architectural firms and managed land planning for a division of Howard Hughes Corporation.

Hoversten received a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from the University of Minnesota. He completed a master’s degree in painting and drawing from the University of New Mexico and a master of fine arts degree in painting from the University of Iowa. He also completed his Ph.D. in landscape planning from Lincoln University in New Zealand.


March 22
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Event Category:


College of Design


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