Brazil Studies Program Seminar Series: Roberto Burle Marx, Landscape and Chromatic Relationships

Date: 

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 12:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South, S216, 1730 Cambridge Street

Speaker: Gareth Doherty, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Moderator: Frances Hagopian, Jorge Paulo Lemann Senior Lecturer on Government, Harvard University

"It is not sufficient to plan for appropriate green areas; it is necessary to understand them in relation to the urban landscape." —Roberto Burle Marx

Gareth Doherty is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he is also Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture program. At the core of his research and teaching is an interest in the relationship between people and the landscapes they inhabit and make. Doherty’s publications include, Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State (2017); Is Landscape…? Essays on the Identity of Landscape, edited with Charles Waldheim (2015); and Ecological Urbanism, edited with Mohsen Mostafavi (2010, revised 2016). His newest book, Roberto Burle Marx Lectures: Landscape as Art and Urbanism, was published in 2018 by Lars Müller Publishers.