The College of Architecture and Design will host Charles Waldheim, director of the Office for Urbanism and the John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, April 18.
Waldheim will speak in the Art and Architecture Building’s McCarty Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.
In his lecture, “Landscape as Urbanism,” Waldheim will propose a general theory for thinking of the city through the medium of landscape. He will discuss the rise of various professions responsible for shaping cities across the 19th and 20th centuries, including landscape architecture, urban planning, and urban design.
A North American architect and urbanist, Waldheim coined the term “landscape urbanism” to describe the evolving relationship between landscape, design culture, and contemporary urbanization. He is the author of “Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory” and editor of “The Landscape Urbanism Reader.”
Waldheim serves as the Ruettgers Curator of Landscape at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. He is a recipient of the Rome Prize Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome and the Visiting Scholar Research Fellowship at the Study Centre of the Canadian Centre for Architecture. He also holds the Cullinan Chair at Rice University, and the Sanders Fellowship at the University of Michigan.
Waldheim’s lecture is part of the College of Architecture and Design’s Robert B. Church Lecture Series. It offers continuing education credits and will be streamed live.
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