Lectures + Events Archives
DANCE FORM AND LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Music and poetry exist in time,
Painting and architecture in space,
But dance lives at once in time and space.
In the presentation of “Dance Form and Landscape Architecture”, Flora Yeh will show works of the artists that inspire her, take you to discover design possibility through dance and music, and discuss her thinking in some of her projects.
Principal Landscape Architect of the Beacon Hill Food Forest
Please join us for a Brown Bag Lunch with Margaret Harrison, the landscape architect working on the Beacon Hill Food Forest. The project includes an Edible Arboretum with fruits gathered from regions around the world, a Berry Patch for canning, gleaning and the joy of eating right off the bush, a Nut Grove with tress that provide both shade and sustenance, a Community Garden using the p-patch model where families can grow their own food, and a Kids Area.
Full-Scale: Prototyping the Adaptive Metropolis
Join us for a brown bag presentation by Blaine Merker of REBAR, a San Francisco-based art and design group that created the Park(ing) Day.
Calibrating Infrastructure through Landscape Architecture
Why is reinventing infrastructure important? Re-imagining a new green infrastructure in the context of water, air, food and community, Lehrer will discuss the transformation of urban infrastructure and its reintegration into the community fabric shifting emphasis from single-purpose land use to multi-use, multi-benefit land planning.
Spring 2012 Pecha Kucha | Labratory and Lens
"Platform" is a quarterly pecha kucha series investigating work on rich and varying themes in the design professions in order to create dialogue and transdisciplinary networking opportunities between students, faculty and professionals of the College of Built Environments.
The Platform series Pecha Kucha Night, consists of around a dozen presentations, each presenter having 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds on a timer. Thus, each presenter has just 6 minutes and 40 seconds to explain their ideas before the next takes the stage. Conceived as a venue through which young designers could meet, show their work, exchange ideas, and network, the format keeps presentations concise and fast-paced.
This years theme will be Laboratory and Lens - focusing on the myriad projects taking place in the CBE labs and travel experiences of study abroad as told from the student perspective.
A lecture with Professor Emeritus David Streatfield
Join us for a saturday afternoon lecture with Professor Emeritus David Streatfield honoring the UW Class of 1959 gift to cherish and preserve in perpetuity the University's "Arts Quadrangle"
This lecture is free and open to the public. Please RSVP if you plan to attend
Sponsored by UW Department of Landscape Architecture and Professional Advisory Council
Groundwork: Tom Leader, Berkeley CA
Tom Leader is Founder and Principal of Tom Leader Studio, a nationwide landscape architectural practice that strives to be an active, experimental atelier seeking a liaison between emerging ideas and the concrete need for their realization in physical space. With interest and experience in large-scale work, Leader nevertheless seeks what is personal and original while in pursuit of the pragmatic and has been acknowledged with several ASLA Honor Awards and as a finalist for Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Award for Landscape Architecture. Proffesional development hours offered for this lecture. Please contact the UW LA dept. for details.
Relational Landscapes: Kelty McKinnon, Vancouver BC
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.