Landscape Across the Disciplines (LAD) is a Research Workshop funded by the Humanities Institute at the University at Buffalo. LAD provides a platform for interdisciplinary research, criticism, debate, and exchange around the subject of landscape. The heterogeneous formation of this group that spans the arts, humanities and physical and social sciences recognizes the unique position of landscape to potentially integrate discourses and practices across disciplines. Through the formation of this on-going workshop, we seek to exercise landscape as a conceptual pivot around which very different ways of knowing and doing might come together, revealing similarities and differences and fostering a greater understanding from which individual and collaborative research may unfold. Through reading group discussions, guest lectures, performances and collaborative projects our aim is to underscore the growing recognition that environment and culture are intimately linked and that in order to address the ecological challenges of our times we must engage rigorous interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches that span the arts and sciences, theory and practice, experience and affect.

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