Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas


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. The capacity of Latin American architects to design public spaces is now been challenged due to an increasingly ecologically conscious political class, and more importantly, the complexity of the rapid process of urbanization happening at the edge of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the world. Aiming to establish a network that connects influential and innovative practices and institutions across the continent, 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.

Charles Waldheim,  John E. Irving Professor and Director of the Office for Urbanization
*This project is partially funded by the Center's ARTS and Faculty Grants  Program.

Buenos Aires, Argentina: May 28,  2018

Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA): 14:30 - 19:00
Medellin, Colombia: March 15, 2016
Museum of Modern Art: 10:00 – 17:00
Santiago, Chile: March 18, 2016
Universidad Católica: 09:00 – 14:00
Brasilia, Brazil: March 21,  2016
Espaço Israel Pinheiro: 14:00 – 19:00  
Mexico City, Mexico: June 28, 2017
Museo Tamayo: 9:00 – 15:00    

The conference series revealed a set of theoretical and practical skills that could benefit from the establishment of a dialogue within and beyond the Latin American region. This first set of conversations is now available online, accompanied by an archive of design projects curated by our advisory board. Through its research, education, public outreach programs and the careful selection of design projects, this ongoing collaboration provides a foundational platform as the first repository of its kind for landscape and urbanism to suggest alternative approaches to urban form across the continent.

A closing Conference will be held at Harvard on March 27 and 28, 2020.
For more information on speakers, partners and programs please visit the PROJECT WEBSITE 
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