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    Margo Handwerker at the Knowlton School

    Meredith Garda
    Apr 8, '16 11:40 AM EST

    Margo Handwerker presented a lecture titled "A Useful Art For Useless Lands: Robert Smithson goes mining for resources" in Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium. "A Useful Art For Useless Lands" offers an in-depth examination of Robert Smithson’s letter campaign to several mining corporations in the years leading up to his untimely death. 

    Handwerker teaches courses in the history and theory of modern architecture at the UCLA School of Architecture and Urban Design. Her scholarship focuses on the history and theory of late 20th century architecture and visual art, with an emphasis on land use and public art.

    The co-author of A Decade of Country Hits: Art on the Rural Frontier (Jap Sam Books, 2014), Handwerker has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues, including Everything Loose Will Land (MAK Center, 2013), spaced: art out of place(IASKA, 2012), and Nobody’s Property: Art, Land, Space, 2000–2010 (Princeton University Art Museum, 2010–2011).

    Handwerker is a doctoral candidate in architectural history and theory at Princeton University and a fellow at the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies. She received a Masters in Architectural History and Theory from Princeton University and a Masters in Art History, Theory, and Criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

    More information about the school and a full schedule of lectures can be found at

    Previous lectures can be viewed at

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