Charles Waldheim will present material from his forthcoming book Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory (Princeton University Press). Waldheim argues that the discourse and practices of landscape urbanism represent the third historical moment in the past two centuries in which landscape has been called upon to absorb the shocks associated with transformations in industrial economy. Rather than a simply stylistic or cultural question, the talk describes a structural relationship between landscape as a medium of design, and transformations in the industrial economies that enable processes of urbanization. Charles Waldheim is John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard GSD.
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