Lecture at University of Washington

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Lectures

Lecture at University of Washington

Lecture at University of Washington
Feb 26, 2019
University of Washington, Architecture Hall
Seattle, WA
United States

The University of Washington invites the community to join us for "Why Not Cultural Systems?," a public lecture by Charles A. Birnbaum, FASLA, FAAR, president and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 6 to 8pm in Architecture Hall, Campus Room 147. 

The public and critical recognition of the role of landscape architecture and landscape architects in shaping our shared public realm is growing. However, the cultural value of our shared landscape legacy is often little known or understood, and most arbiters of this legacy (including architecture critics) are often ill-equipped to assess and contextualize it, particularly when threats to significant works of landscape architecture arise. The time has come for practitioners to play a key role in expanding this discourse.

This presentation will begin by laying out the challenges and opportunities of this current situation and will conclude with several successful projects (including recent works by West 8 and Raymond Jungles) that meet or exceed the presenter’s challenge to value the historical and cultural aspects of landscapes as well as their natural and ecological systems.

Sponsored by Victor Stanley, WASLA, and Univeristy of Washington Landscape Architecture, the event is FREE and open to the public. For more information and to register please visit this link.

1.0 LA CES™ professional development hours will be available to attendees.

6:00-8:00 PM
University of Washington, Architecture Hall
3943 Stevens Way W
Seattle, WA 98195
United States