Landscape Architecture

Posted May 25, 2018

Chair Richard Weller Shares Summer Reading Recommendations

Penn Today recenlty invited faculty and staff across campus to share their picks for the summer. Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture Richard Weller shared a few classic reads: Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene by Clive Hamilton and The Landscape Imagination: Collected Essays of James Corner 1990-2010 written by Professor Emeritus James Corner​​​​​​.

Here are some other choices from Weller:
Oliver Morton: The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World 
"Morton is former editor of Nature and offers an objective and eminently readable account of how some are seriously considering moderating the planet’s weather systems, and with it potentially everything else."  
Yuval Harari: Homo Dues: A Brief History of Tomorrow.
"Harari cuts a line through history related to human aspiration (or hubris) and opens a rich discussion of our current anxieties concerning Artificial Intelligence."

Richard Weller is the author of Atlas for the End of the World and the creative director of interdisciplinary journal LA+ 

Visit Penn Today to view the full list of 36 recommendations from 18 faculty and staff members across the University.