On June 8, 2013, 5:30 – 9:00 p.m., the DCCA will present its 2013 Gretchen Hupfel Symposium dovetailing with the University of Delaware’s Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia and the Garden symposium. Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia and the Garden is the name of a recent book of essays edited by University of Delaware Professor Annette Giesecke, who is also organizing the Earth Perfect? symposium. U.D. symposium attendees and the general public are invited to attend the DCCA for an evening of food, cocktails, and entertainment surrounding the DCCA’s groundbreaking utopian exhibition, imPERFECT CITY. DCCA curator Maiza Hixson will introduce the Gretchen Hupfel Keynote Speaker (TBA) who will speak on themes of utopia and democracy in imPERFECT CITY. A convivial event in keeping with the garden focus of the Earth Perfect? symposium, attendees will have the opportunity to view a site-specific garden created by University of Delaware students for imPERFECT CITY, spearheaded by University of Delaware Landscape Architect and Professor Jules Bruck. Participating scholars and artists from imPERFECT CITY will host interactive engagements with this experimental exhibition throughout the event and celebrated photographer Margaret Morton will introduce her black and white images of makeshift urban gardens in New York City.