Lectures

September

Bill McKibben's groundbreaking 1989 classic, The End of Nature, first brought the idea of global warming to public consciousness. But now the stakes are even higher-as climate change shrinks the spaces where civilization can exist, and technologies such as artificial more...
201BOT807 09/26 Th 10:00am-11:00am McKibben
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October

Three outstanding landscape designers from around the world - Kim Wilkie, Daniel Vasini, and Andrea Cochran - showcase their signature projects, working methods, and design philosophies. This year's influential trio feel passionately about the need to co-design with nature and more...
202LAN801A 10/07 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Wilkie
Vasini
Cochran, FASLA
SCAN

As pressures on food, water, and atmosphere intensify, the responsibilities and concerns of landscape architecture are increasing as well. It is more about the life in the soil than the polish on the pavers. In his work, Kim Wilkie breathes more...
202LAN801B 10/07 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Wilkie
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Last May the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) published its comprehensive, landmark report on the state of our natural world — and its implications for species, ecosystems, and society are dire.

Vital ecosystems are deteriorating more more...
202GAR817 10/10 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm Watson
CHRISTIES

"Landscape architecture is about illusion," says Daniel Vasini. "You create an illusion when you see it from far away, when you get closer, when you're under it. Creative Director in New York for award-winning international design firm West 8, Vasini more...
202LAN801C 10/21 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Vasini
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"Gardens are never finished and most of the pleasure is in their creation rather than their completion." So says James Alexander-Sinclair, one of the UK's foremost garden designers and one who relishes collaborating with his clients. He will take us more...
202LAN265A 10/22 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Alexander-Sinclair
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November

"The edges become diaphanous, the spaces ephemeral." Andrea Cochran, FASLA, blurs lines - between nature and the built environment, between exterior and interior, between our need for expansion and for refuge. Her landscapes have a permeable quality and make visitors more...
202LAN801D 11/04 Mo 6:30pm-7:30pm Cochran, FASLA
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A recent UN report predicts that climate change, invasive species, pollution, and other anthropogenic disturbances will have a disastrous effect on biodiversity worldwide. Any careful observer of nature in our region has witnessed significant changes to our local flora over more...
202HRT839 11/15 Fr 10:00am-3:30pm Tallamy
Westbrooks
Sears, Ph.D.
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Ngoc Minh Ngo's images of gardens and landscapes -from Lowther Castle in England to the wildflowers of Morocco-go "beyond mere beauty and into the sublime." With illustrations of her own work, she will demonstrate how she developed her poetic vision more...
202LAN265B 11/19 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Ngo
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December

Co-founder of Brooklyn Grange, the world's largest rooftop soil farm, Ben Flanner shares his insights about the future of urban agriculture and what it takes to run a commercial farm on manufactured land. Located on three roofs in New York more...
202LAN265C 12/17 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Flanner
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January

Stone underlies all earthly life. It is grist for loam and the bedrock of megacities. But because it's so ubiquitous, it tends to disappear in plain sight. Dan Snow's work brings stone into sharp focus by elevating this humble, natural more...
203LAN265D 01/21 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Snow
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This year's series spans styles and settings to showcase the distinctive home gardens of three celebrated gardeners, designers, and plantsmen — Deborah Nevins, Isabel Bannerman, and Sean Hogan. Whether a private retreat, a romantic dreamscape or a plant collector's paradise, more...
203GAR801A 01/30 Th 10:00am-11:30am Nevins
Bannerman
Hogan
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Deborah Nevins is one of the world's most sought-after landscape designers—creating ambitious, innovative projects for high-profile clients worldwide—yet her own, understated two-acre space on Long Island's East End is intimate and contemplative. The house and gardens were built to maximize more...
203GAR801B 01/30 Th 10:00am-11:30am Nevins
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February

How do you decide which plant species work best on a tough site? Which should be removed, which contained, which cultivated? Drawing on her experience turning once-feral urban landscapes such as Governors Island and the High Line into thriving natural more...
203LAN265E 02/18 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Pettis
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Trematon Castle, Cornwall, UK
With a body of work that is dramatic, romantic, and grounded in classical tradition, Isabel and Julian Bannerman have been called "mavericks in the grand manner, touched by genius" and " the Bonnie and Clyde of more...
203GAR801C 02/27 Th 10:00am-11:30am Bannerman
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March

James Golden set out to create a wet prairie in western Jersey. Faced with heavy clay, standing water, and a derelict woodland setting, he didn't mulch or amend the soil or spray herbicide. Instead, he planted right into the existing more...
203LAN265F 03/17 Tu 1:00pm-3:00pm Golden
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Plantsman extraordinaire Sean Hogan has nurtured a thriving horticulture community in the Pacific Northwest, altering that region's perspective about plants, as well as long-held ideas across the U.S. and Europe. Hogan's former home-a "garden with house attached" squeezed onto a more...
203GAR801D 03/26 Th 10:00am-11:30am Hogan
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