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In the Adirondack Library
In the Adirondacks: Dispatches from the Largest Park in the Lower 48 by Matt Dallos
This is a virtual program.
An immersive journey into the past, present, and future of a region many consider the Northeast’s wilderness backyard. Out of all the rural areas of the United States, including those in the West, which are bigger and propped up by more-pervasive myths about adventure and nation and wilderness and freedom, the Adirondacks has accumulated a well-known identity beyond its boundaries. Untouched, unspoiled, it is defined by what we haven’t done to it. Combining author Matt Dallos’s personal observations with his thorough research of primary and secondary documents, In the Adirondacks rambles through the region to understand its significance within American culture and what lessons it might offer us for how we think about the environment.
About The Speaker:
Matt Dallos is a PhD candidate in history at Cornell University, where he teaches environmental writing seminars. He also runs Thicket Workshop, a design firm specializing in plant-focused, ecological public and private landscapes. His academic research investigates how histories of design, wildness, and spontaneous vegetation offer insights into American environmental thought. He lives in the Finger Lakes of New York.