POSTPONED: Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas Conference


Fri - Sat, Mar 27 to Mar 28, 12:30pm - 3:00pm


Philip Johnson Thesis House and Piper Auditorium, Graduate School of Design

Moderator: Charles Waldheim, Professor of Landscape Architecture Director, Office for Urbanization, Harvard GSD

Over the past two decades, landscape has been claimed as model and medium for the contemporary city. During this time, a range of alternative architectural and urban practices has emerged across Latin America. Many of these practices explore the ecological and territorial implications for the urban project. The emergence of these practices has coincided with societal and political transformations in many countries across the region. Following the conferences in Medellin, Santiago, Brasilia (2016), Mexico City (2017), and Buenos Aires (2018), the Harvard GSD (2020) the Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas conferences convene a series of discussions on the potential for landscape as a medium of urban intervention in the specific social, economic, and ecological contexts of Latin American cities.

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Organized by the Office for Urbanization, Graduate School of Design