Landscape Architecture in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and Agency

Women in Design (WiD) and Latin GSD, in collaboration with the Department of Landscape Architecture, present “Landscape Architecture in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and Agency.” This symposium will provide an opportunity to debate the current and future state of landscape architecture in Latin America.

Latin America is formed by a diverse set of territories, offering both challenges and opportunities to the landscape discipline. This symposium brings together professionals from several countries to discuss the complex social, political, and environmental realities engaged in their work. From the creation of ecological corridors in Bogota to urbanization in the Galapagos Islands, these designers interpret landscape through a range of lenses that include urbanism, architecture, ecology, and social engagement.

Speaking to the many interdisciplinary interests at the GSD, panelists will frame conversations around theory and practice, established firms and emerging voices, and the role of equity in design. What is the intersection of research and built work? How is the discipline taught and regulated? How does landscape translate to academia and public policy? By presenting the current state of landscape architecture in Latin America this symposium will provide a space for imagining its future possibilities.

Schedule of Events: Friday, April 14, 2017, Piper Auditorium

9:30 a.m.: Opening Remarks by Anita Berrizbeitia

10:00 a.m.: Panel on Theory and Practice with Ana María Durán, Diana Wiesner, Jeannette Sordi, and Teresa Moller, moderated by Gareth Doherty

12:00 p.m.: Lunch Break

1:30 p.m.: Panel on Academia and Policy with Fabiola López Durán, Elena Tudela, Loreta Castro, and Martha Fajardo, moderated by Sonja Dümpelmann

3:00 p.m.: Coffee Break

3:30 p.m.: Round Table discussion with all speakers, moderated by Anita Berrizbeitia

4:30 p.m.: Closing Remarks by Anita Berrizbeitia

Sponsored by the Office of the Dean, the Department of Landscape Architecture, the Harvard University David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the Dean’s Diversity Initiative, and the Harvard GSD Student Forum. Organized by Harvard GSD Women in Design and Latin GSD.

Anyone requiring accessibility accommodations should contact the events office at (617) 496-2414 or events@gsd.harvard.edu.