An Interactive Map of Points of Interest in the United States
A searchable, scalable, web-based digital map that locates, depicts and describes a wide range of landmarks in the American landscape, from land art to bombing ranges.
Center for Land Use Interpretation www.clui.org (1994-present)
Matthew Coolidge is the Founder and Director of the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) in Los Angeles, a non-profit art/research organization that employs a multimedia and multidisciplinary approach to increase and diffuse knowledge about how the nations lands are apportioned, utilized and perceived. He serves as a project director, photographer and curator for CLUI exhibitions, and has written several books published by the CLUI, including Back to the Bay: An Examination of the Shoreline of the San Francisco Bay Region (2001), and The Nevada Test Site: A Guide to Americas Nuclear Proving Ground (1996). He lectures widely in the United States and Europe on contemporary landscape matters, and is a faculty member in the Curatorial Practice Program at the California College of the Arts, where he teaches a class about nowhere. Coolidge received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in 2004.
1991 BA Environmental Studies, Contemporary Art, Film Studies Boston University
February - March 2006
Matt Coolidges Center for Land Use Interpretation, a research organization interested in understanding the nature and extent of human interaction with the earths surface, is presenting an exhibition at the Whitney Biennial in New York through the spring. Coolidge will speak at the museum on the work of the CLUI in May.