"Grounding People" Maya Lin | LIVE from the NYPL

Recorded on April 6th, 2016 at the New York Public Library

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Maya Lin in 7 words*:
1: “Quiet, spare, factual, beautiful, environment, human, poetry”
2: “Water, stone, wood, earth, metal, paper, glass”
3: “Recycled, restored, sustainable, living, organic, natural, landscape”

* Great people in 7 Words: http://goo.gl/bl6HcF

Maya Lin’s work speaks for itself in her art and architecture projects across the world, but on the LIVE stage, she brings words to her repertoire. In conjunction with the release of the monograph Maya Lin: Topologies, Lin, whose famous works include the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, will reflect on how she has shaped our shared spaces over the past 30 years.

MAYA LIN’s work encompasses large-scale environmental installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works, and memorials. She redefined the idea of monument with her very first work, the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial, and has since gone on to pursue a remarkable career in both art and architecture, whilst still being committed to the exploration of time, memory, history and language. She is at work on her final memorial, What is Missing?, a project that raises awareness about the crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss. Maya Lin: Topologies, a new monograph covering the past 30 years of her career has recently been published by Skira Rizzoli.