Relational Landscapes: Kelty McKinnon, Vancouver BC
Date: February 9, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: UW Architecure Hall 147
Kelty Miyoshi McKinnon is a Landscape Architect and Principal at Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg in Vancouver where she specializes in projects dealing with the public realm and public art both locally and internationally. She has taught and conducted research in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia focusing on the production of emergent urban and non-urban landscapes that engage environmental, social and cultural ecologies. Proffesional development hours offered for this lecture. Please contact the UW LA dept. for details.
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She writes about issues all pertaining to landscape, from hefted sheep and urban bestiaries to invasive plants in public policy and the contemporary restoration of historic Chinatown infrastructure. Kelty is co-author of Urban Acupuncture and editor and co-author of Grounded: the Work of Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg. RELATIONAL LANDSCAPES will explore the practice of landscape architecture as a generation of relations- both environmental and social. The web of relations facilitated and supported by both the ‘final’ design and the process of design will be discussed with examples of PFS’s work and Kelty’s teaching and research.