Talk: “The Pleasure of the Landscape”

The Pleasure of the Landscape: Placemaking and Identity in the St. Louis Place Neighborhood
Thursday, April 28, 2011, 2-3 p.m.
Lewis Room, Library Basement
Fontbonne University

Michael R. Allen offers a critical examination of efforts to reframe the identity of the St. Louis Place neighborhood on the city’s near north side. St. Louis Place lost over 50% of its built environment between 1960 and 2010, but it retains sections of nearly untouched historic quality. The polarities of the landscape are frightening to some, sublime to others and reality to all. The current challenge is how to preserve and interpret what remains with joy and hope.