Emily Eliza Scott
ehemalige Postdoc


“Tracing Uneven Geology.” Co-authored with Sara Holiday Nelson and Jeremy Bolen. Royal Geographic Society annual international conference. University of Exeter. Exeter, UK. September 3, 2015. (Panel: “Future Fossils”)

“Ecology as Erasure, or the Greening of Violent Histories.” Extractive Ecologies and Unceded Terrains conference, organized by Krista Geneviève Lynes and Darin Barney. Concordia University. Montreal, Canada. February 20, 2015.

Introductory remarks for Radical Materialism: Making the World Matter conference, which I co-organized with Ashley Dawson (English, CUNY Graduate Center) in conjunction with opening of the exhibition, “World of Matter,” at the James Gallery. The Center for the Humanities, The Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). September 10, 2014.

“Picturing Human/Nonhuman Relations: Contemporary Art’s Aesthetics of Entanglement.” 2nd World Congress on Environmental History. Guimarães, Portugal. July 11, 2014.

“Collapsing Methods: Probing Urban Wilds under Assumed Identity.” Understanding Ecology Through the Humanities: from the Wild to Post-Collapse symposium. University of Zurich. Zurich, Switzerland. June 17, 2014.

“Exploding the Garden-as-Usual: Manhattan, c. 1969.” Urban Nature: Between Human and Nonhuman conference, organized by Philip Ursprung and Mark Wigley. Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. New York, NY. May 16, 2014.

“De-Naturalizing the American Landscape: from Art in the Land to the Politics of Land Use.” College Art Association annual meeting. Chicago, IL. February 14, 2014. (Panel: “Still on Terra Firma? The American Landscape in Contemporary Art”)

“Entangled Research and Epistemological Alchemy.” World of Matter conference. Argos Centre for Art and Media. Brussels, Belgium. October 18, 2013.

“Agency.” Panel respondent for Utopia’s Return? Borderlines, Agency, and Transformation in Global Art and Architecture symposium, organized by Mechtild Widrich. Swiss Federal Inst. of Technology. Zurich, Switzerland. May 3, 2013.

“Intra-Agential Action/Collective Practices/Transnational Networks.” Moderator for and participant in panel for Eco-Aesthetics: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology conference, organized by TJ Demos. University College London. London, UK. March 2, 2013.

“Visualizing Global Resources: an Experiment in Critical-Aesthetic Research.” College Art Association annual meeting. Los Angeles, CA. February 24, 2012. (Panel: “Tracking the Movement of Investigatory Art”)

“Group Pioneering: Robert Smithson’s and Circle’s Early Forays to the Field.” 6th annual Architectural Humanities Research Assc. conference: Field/work. University of Edinburgh & Edinburgh College of Art. Edinburgh, UK. Nov. 20, 2009.

“Field Operations: the Geographical Impulse in Post-1960s Art.” College Art Association annual meeting. Los Angeles, CA. February 24, 2009. (Panel: “Land Use in Contemporary Art”)

“The Art of Critical Cartography.” Geography & the Humanities symposium, co-sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, Association of American Geographers, and the University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA. June 23, 2007.

“Re-Working the World We Know: Contemporary Art and Geographical Activism.” Panel co-organizer and participant. Association of American Geographers (AAG) annual meeting, San Francisco, CA. April 20, 2007.


“Artificial Artifacts from the Present for the Future.” Co-authored with Jeremy Bolen. Anthropocene Survival Kit: Preparing for an Uncertain Environmental Future event, organized by Environmental Humanities Switzerland. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Zurich, Switzerland. May 13, 2015.

“Outpost: Staking Claim in the American Desert.” Master-level design studio, Flash Floods and Desert Claims (Instructor: Christophe Girot). Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Zurich, Switzerland. March 4, 2015.

One of three artists invited for Artists Making Cities event, which included a public panel discussion, public workshop (my own titled: “Extra-Observational Site Squad, Inc.”), and visit with students in undergraduate seminar, Performing Environmental Stories (Instructors: Jenny Price and Kelly Baum). Sponsored by the Princeton Atelier and Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities. Princeton University. Princeton, NJ. February 24, 2015.

Commentator for “Earthbound Knowledge: A Forum” and “Anthropogenic Landscapes,” a two-day seminar, both held in conjunction with The Anthropocene Campus at Haus der Kulturen der Welt. Berlin, Germany. November 20-22, 2014.

“Shifting Grounds: Reading the Postnatural Landscape in/around Dortmund.” Co-led with botanist Klaus-Jürgen Conzen. Hartware MedienKunstverein. Dortmund, Germany. June 14, 2014.

“Wasteland: American Landscapes in/and 1960s Art.” PhD Talks, series organized by the doctoral students of the Department of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Zurich, Switzerland. May 5, 2014.

“Irradiated Traces: Photography, Film, and the the Otitlith Group’s The Radiant (2012).” Master-level lecture course, The Value of Surface (Instructor: Philip Ursprung). Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Zurich, Switzerland. November 15, 2013.

Public discussion with curator Mirjam Varadinis and the artists, following screening of Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Haan’s 2013 film, Episode of the Sea. Kunsthaus Zürich. Zurich, Switzerland. November 1, 2013.

Opening remarks for Provisões: Uma Conferência Visual [World of Matter] book launch. Maldives Pavilion. 55th Venice Biennale. Venice, Italy. May 31, 2013.

“De-Naturalizing Nature.” Undergraduate seminar, Raw Geographies: Art Practice and the Politics of Place (Instructors: Aaron Bobrow-Strain and Michelle Acuff). Cross-listed between Departments of Arts, Politics, and Environmental Studies. Whitman College. Walla Walla, WA. November 6, 2012.

“Jean Tinguely: In Nevada, On Television.” Closing public lecture for visiting professorship with the Métamatic Research Initiative. Felix Meritis European Centre for Arts, Culture, and Science. Amsterdam, the Netherlands. September 18, 2012.

“Critical Goods: Making Global Resource Geographies More Public.” Five-day research meeting for World of Matter, during which each core participant shared their contribution to the project, and culminating in a public presentation of our collective work-in-progress. Gasworks. London, UK. April 26-30, 2011.

“Los Angeles Urban Rangers: Enacting the Megalopolis.” Postgraduate Programme in Curating (Instructor: Dorothee Richter). Zurich University of the Arts. Zurich, Switzerland. April 16, 2011.

“Creative + Public + Geographies.” Opening speaker for Creative Public Geographies symposium, organized by Ian Cook and Kathryn Yusoff. Department of Geography, University of Exeter. Exeter, UK. June 22, 2010.

“Desert Testing Grounds: Jean Tinguely's Study for an End of the World No. 2 (1962).” Art in Public Places lecture series, organized by the Department of Art, University of Nevada, and the City of Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV. March 17-19, 2010.

“Testing Ground: the American Desert in/and 1960s Art.” Graduate seminar, Other Spaces: Land Art to 1977 (Instructors: Miwon Kwon and Philipp Kaiser). UCLA Department of Art History. Los Angeles, CA. April 23, 2009.

“Eagle Eye: Art Watching at the Whitney Museum of American Art.” Artist performance invited by Fritz Haeg, as part of his Animal Estates piece in the “2008 Whitney Biennial.” Whitney Museum of American Art. New York, NY. May 25, 2008.

“Creative Geographies: Artists on the Ground.” Annual Treacy Lecture, for which one “prominent young scholar” is invited each year by the graduate student body. Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI. May 2, 2008.

“Site/Non-Lecture with the Los Angeles Urban Rangers.” Graduate seminar on public art practices (Instructor: Anne Bray). Public Art Studies Program, University of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA. March 1, 2007.

“The Schoolhouse Expedition.” All-day workshop and follow-up consultations with students of the Sundown Schoolhouse, an experimental school led by artist Fritz Haeg. Los Angeles, CA. Fall 2006.

“Forging an Urban Ranger Manifesto.” Out There Doing It lecture series, organized by the LA Forum for Architecture and Urban Design. Telic Arts Exchange. Los Angeles, CA. October 5, 2006.

“Star Geographies.” For Hollywood Confidential, a one-day event organized by Woodbury University for the American Institute of Architects’ National Convention (Co-presenters: Margaret Crawford and Teddy Cruz). Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Los Angeles, CA. June 7, 2006.

“Hitting the Road: an Orientation to the American Road Trip.” In conjunction with “Interstate: the American Road Trip” exhibition. High Desert Test Sites, Joshua Tree, CA. May 6, 2006.

“Pit Stop.” In conjunction with “Interstate: the American Road Trip” exhibition. Mess Hall. Chicago, IL. May 16, 2006.

“West to East Coast Pioneering: Stories and Specimens from the Open Road.” In conjunction with “Interstate: the American Road Trip” exhibition. Socrates Sculpture Park, New York, NY. May 21, 2006.

“Everyday Wastelands and Other Attractions.” Visiting lecturer series, organized by the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Colorado. Denver, CO. February 27, 2006.

“One Strip After Another: Camouflage and Display on Hollywood Boulevard.” In conjunction with “A Walk to Remember” exhibition. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions. Los Angeles, CA. April 22, 2005.

“Landscaping Ahead: Los Angeles Freeway Gardens.” In conjunction with “The GardenLAB Experiment” exhibition. Art Center College of Design. Pasadena, CA. September 18, 2004.

“Picturing Wilderness, or Ansel Adams’s West.” Undergraduate seminar, The Global Environment: The Idea of Nature (Instructor: Peter Alagona). UCLA Institute of the Environment. Los Angeles, CA. May 15, 2004.