Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas

Medellin, Colombia: 15 March 2016
Museum of Modern Art: 10:00 – 17:00

Santiago, Chile: 18 March 2016
Universidad Católica: 09:00 – 14:00

Brasilia, Brazil: 21 March 2016
Espaço Israel Pinheiro: 14:00 – 19:00    

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 have 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. Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas convenes a series of discussions on the potentials for landscape as a medium of urban intervention in the specific social, cultural, economic, and ecological contexts of Latin American cities

Harvard Faculty:
Charles Waldheim,  John E. Irving Professor and Director of the Office for Urbanization
Luis Callejas, Lecturer in Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Helen Kongsgaard, Research Associate, Office for Urbanization
Camilo Restrepo Ochoa, Design Critic in Architecture

Collaborating Universities and Institutions:
Harvard University Graduate School of Design Office for Urbanization
Harvard University David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, DRCLAS
Center of Urban and Environmental Studies, EAFIT, Medellin
Museum of Modern Art, Medellin
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago
Universidad Adolfo Ibañez, Santiago
Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago
Espaço Israel Pinheiro, Brasilia
Escola de Cidade, São Paulo

Media Partners:
Plataforma Arquitectura 

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In addition to the three symposia the research project will include an academic course (advanced research seminar) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (Spring 2016) and a design studio at Universidad Adolfo Ibañez (March-July, 2016). 

*This project is partially funded by the Center’s Faculty Grants  Program, with a grant to Professor Charles Waldheim.
The symposia are free and open to the public. They will be conducted in English, with simultaneous interpretation available in Spanish