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The Garden Within Us: Social Ecology and Green Design

Sep 22, 2015, 5:30pm

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Green Varnish, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, May 23–September 13, 2015. Photo: David Johnson.

Green Varnish, installation view, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, May 23–September 13, 2015. Photo: David Johnson.

Tuesday, September 22

Beer Garden 5:30 pm / Talk 7:00 pm

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To celebrate the closing of Green Varnish— the Museum’s inaugural courtyard installation designed by landscape architecture firm Nomad Studio—CAM hosts a beer garden followed by a talk by Dr. Adrián Cerezo and Carly Ann Faye. Cerezo and Faye will use Green Varnish as the jumping point to explore the sociological mythology of gardens and design, from Adam and Eve to the present. This event is part of Saint Louis Design Week (September 19–25).

For more from Dr. Cerezo, join him the following Friday afternoon for Don’t Throw Out the Baby OR The Bathwater: Young Children as a Key Piece of the Sustainable Building Puzzle.


Dr. Cerezo holds a Ph.D. with a focus on Social Ecology and Developmental Science from Yale University (School of Forestry and Environmental Studies). Currently he is the Chief Constructive Innovation Officer for CRIAStudio.org, a translational research and institutional innovation hub. He also serves as consultant for UNICEF global early childhood programs, fellow at Yale University’s Zigler Center, trustee for HIPPY USA, and, Adjunct Professor of International Sustainability Policy at the University of Missouri, Saint Louis.

Carly Ann Faye is an artist who specializes in photography.  Currently an MFA candidate at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, she began photography in New Mexico, and has since worked with organizations including 516ARTS in Albuquerque, NM and The Pulitzer Arts Foundation in Saint Louis, MO.  Incorporating her interest in inquiry and education, she uses her work to observe and process awareness of the physical and mental spaces that people inhabit, call as their own, and move through.