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Louise Mozingo and Richard Walker in Conversation

1991: The Oakland-Berkeley Fire Aftermath Photographs by Richard Misrach


October 30, 2011; 82 Minutes; Audio

In the first of several public conversations inspired by the exhibition 1991: The Oakland-Berkeley Fire Aftermath, Photographs by Richard Misrach, UC Berkeley professors Louise Mozingo (Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning) and Richard Walker (Geography) consider the social-historical, economic, ecological, and environmental contexts of the 1991 Oakland-Berkeley fire.

Louise Mozingo’s research focuses on ecological and social processes in public landscapes, integrating work from many fields to produce a synthetic critical perspective of landscape architecture as a complex cultural artifact. Her articles and reviews have appeared in numerous journals and her most recent book is Pastoral Capitalism: A History of Suburban Corporate Landscapes. Richard Walker’s longtime focus on the geography of California incorporates economic geography, regional development, contemporary urbanism, environmental studies, and racial and class perspectives. He is currently working on his fifth book, The City at Bay: The Making of the San Francisco-Oakland Metropolis.