Multimedia: Edelman Lecture Featuring Speaker Alan M. Kapuler

March 03, 2010

Pacific Northwest College of Art presented molecular biologist and public domain plant breeder Alan M. Kapuler Ph.D., who delivered the 2010 Edelman Lecture, “Ecosanity: New Discoveries About Life,” on Tuesday, March 2. Kapuler is the President of Peace Seeds and the Co-Founder and retired Research Director of Seeds of Change, one of the world’s leading providers of organic seeds.

Introduction by Tom Manley, President, and Tracey Cockrell, Foundation Department Chair. Moderator: Tim DuRoche.
2010 Alfred Edelman Lecture: Alan M. Kapule


Kapuler has been saving seeds and breeding plants for over 30 years from his farm in Corvallis, Oregon. In February 2010, Heather Zinger ‘10 documented a visit to Kapuler’s Farm in Corvallis. View the slideshow below.

*About the Alfred Edelman Lecture*
When the late Portland architect and photographer, Alfred Edelman, taught three-dimensional design at PNCA he challenged his students to consider the principles of engineering, kinetics, physics and other subjects seemingly dissimilar to art. In doing so he brought the outside world into his classroom. Founded by Carol Edelman, the Alfred Edelman Lecture was created to enhance the student’s understanding of the visual world by presenting timeless and/or unique ways to examine and manipulate three-dimensional space; and to be a catalyst for lively discussions in the classroom at PNCA.