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Women and the City: From the Landscape Perspective Symposium | Bronx, NY

Date/Time

Jun 20, 2014
10:00 AM

Description

Cities are the grand challenge of the 21st century, and for over 100 years, women have played a crucial, if under-celebrated, role in shaping and adapting our urban spaces. Award-winning author and landscape historian Thaisa Way, Ph.D., leads a fascinating session with four experts in landscape scholarship and practice that examines the ways women have influenced how we look at – and live in – the modern city.

  • Photographing the City – As archivists and activists, photographers have been fascinated by the urban landscape since the camera was invented. Mary Woods (Michael A. McCarthy Professor of Architectural Theory at Cornell University) uses historical and contemporary images by Frances Benjamin Johnston, Mattie Edwards Hewitt, Margaret Morton and others to provoke questions about cityscapes, yesterday and today.
  • Designing the 'Shapely City' – Presenting her latest work, Sonja Dümpelmann (Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design) explores the lasting contributions of women pioneers to contemporary urban and suburban design around the world.
  • Sensuality in the City – Scale, detail and material.all contribute to the everyday pleasures of urban reality. ASLA award-winning scholar Linda Jewell (Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at the University of California), looks at legendary designers from Beatrix Farrand onward, who have given a high priority to creating an intimate and sensual experience, whether in private gardens or public spaces.
  • Transforming the City – Celebrated landscape architect Susannah C. Drake (Founding Principal, dlandstudio architecture + landscape architecture pllc in Brooklyn) presents her vision of beautiful, healthy, ecologically intelligent design that can transform the way we imagine and experience the urban landscape, looking at projects such as the Brooklyn Bridge Pop-up Park and the forthcoming Gowanus Canal Sponge Park.

The symposium concludes with a self-guided exhibit tour of Great American Gardens and the Women who Photographed Them in the Rondina and Lo Faro Gallery.

Cost

$10.00 Members | $20.00 Non-Members

Location

View map The New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

The New York Botanical Garden

Phone

1 (800) 322-6924

Contact name

Registration Office

Contact email

adulted@nybg.org

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