Public lecture: Gareth Doherty
June 19th 2018, Aalborg
Title: Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State
Speaker: Gareth Doherty, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Senior Research Associate at Harvard University Graduate School of Design
Abstract: Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork, Gareth Doherty explores the landscapes of Bahrain, where green represents a plethora of implicit human values and exists in dialectical tension with other culturally and environmentally significant colors and hues. Explicit in his talk is the argument that concepts of color and object are mutually defining and thus a discussion about green becomes a discussion about the creation of space and place.
Short Bio: Gareth Doherty is Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture program, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture, and Senior Research Associate at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. At the core of his research and teaching is an interest in the relationship between people and the landscapes they inhabit, with the central inquiry of how ethnographic fieldwork methods can inspire and inform design and planning innovations. Doherty’s publications include, Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State; Roberto Burle Marx Lectures: Landscape as Art and Urbanism; Is Landscape…? Essays on the Identity of Landscape, edited with Charles Waldheim; and Ecological Urbanism, edited with Mohsen Mostafavi.
Time: Tuesday June 19th 2018 14.00-16.00
Place: Rendsburggade 14, room 3.529, Aalborg
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