This year’s SAL U course, Following Wendell: The Culture and Politics of Sustenance, is getting started tomorrow night (April 21st) at 7pm here at the Henry with a lecture by Branden Born, Associate Professor in the department of Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington entitled, Bringing the Urban Back into the Food System: Questions of Culture & Technology. Born’s research interests include planning process and social justice, particularly with regard to the inclusion of marginalized populations in societal decision-making; land use planning and regionalism; and urban food systems.
Lectures in this course will take place leading up to and following a reading by Wendell Berry on May 24th, in honor of his visit and to build a context around his writing. This is the only time this year the writer, now in his early 80s, has left his home state of Kentucky, where he has farmed the same plot of land for more than 40 years. He agreed out of an affection for the Northwest, and we gained an amazing opportunity to hear him speak. He has also written almost 50 books of essays, poetry, and fiction, focusing on the value of harmony in the relationship between humans and our natural environment.
The series continues: April 21; May 5; May 19; June 2; June 16 at the Henry Art Gallery at 7pm
& June 18 at the UW Farm from 4-6pm
More information about the course and the line up of speakers here
Enrollment is still open! here