Landscape Architecture

Landscape Dialogues

Thursday, March 30, 2017Friday, March 31, 2017
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Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia
Free and open to the public

PennDesign's Department of Landscape Architecture is convening the first in a triennial series of symposia that brings together a range of emerging voices actively engaged in advancing landscape as medium of contemporary culture. The event and corresponding publication promote work from across the spectrum of landscape-engaged practice, including, but not limited to: academic research, design research, design practice, policy, advocacy, technology and history. The one-and-a-half-day symposium is organized around a public colloquium format. The event asks participants to take a stand, move beyond platitudes, stake out territory and demonstrate action—both executed and imagined. Animated discourse, divergent views and substantiated dissent are anticipated elements of the proceedings.

Curated by Richard Weller, Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture; Chris Marcinkoski, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture; and Keith VanDerSys, Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture.

Made possible by the Gary & Barbara Siegler Special Projects Endowed Fund and the generosity of Bonnie Sellers.


Thursday, March 30, 6:00 – 8:00pm | Meyerson HallUpper Gallery

Exhibition launch and reception
Welcome: Fritz Steiner, Dean and Paley Professor

Friday, March 31, 9:00am – 6:00pm | Lower Gallery Meyerson Hall

8:30am – 9:00am Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 9:05am Introduction: Richard Weller

9:05am – 10:35am Group 1
Dane Carlson, Nadine Schu╠łtz, Diego Bermudez, Annaliza Metta | Moderator: Nick Pevzner

10:35 – 11:00am Morning Break

11:00am – 12:30pm Group 2
Nikole Bouchard, Alison Hirsch, Amelia Thorpe, Jason Ho | Moderator: Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto

12:30 – 1:30pm Lunch (PennDesign Architectural Archives, directly across Meyerson Plaza from Meyerson Hall)

1:30 – 3:00pm Group 3
Fionn Byrne, Danika Cooper, Michael Ezban, Gideon Fink Shapiro | Moderator: Karen M’Closkey

3:00 - 3:30pm Afternoon Break

3:30 – 5:00pm Group 4
Fadi Masoud, Robert Pietrusko, Lukas Pauer, Erin Kelly | Moderator: Anu Mathur

5:00pm Open Discussion

6:00pm PennDesign Happy Hour