As a part of the Environmental Studies Colloquium, which, this term is also the Visual Arts Lecture Series, Bennington will be hosting a lecture by James Howard Kunstler. Kunstler is the author of several books, both fiction and nonfiction. His most noted works include The Geography of Nowhere (1994), which criticizes the development of American urban and suburban living and civic planning, and of The Long Emergency (2005), which discusses the future of American society post peak-oil. On his blog,”Clusterfuck Nation,” he provides political and social commentary on current events.
Kunstler gave a TED talk 2007 on the history of American suburban environments, and on their failure to provide individuals and communities with a sense of ownership over place. He was also a guest on the Colbert Report in 2008.
Kunstler will be speaking tonight at 7:30 in Tishman Lecture Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Check out his TED talk online.