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Thu 10.11.2012

Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch, a Book Talk with Journalist Tracy Metz

AIA CES: 1.0 LU/HSW/SD

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM THURSDAY, ARCHTOBER 11

Where: At The Center   

The Netherlands and water: a story of conflict and concord, calamity and prosperity. For centuries the Dutch have been masters at controlling the water. They have wrested land from the water and turned Dutch waterworks into a global export product. The knowledge and technology with which the ‘Low Lands’ deal with water are an inspiration to many countries. Climate change is increasing the threat of both flooding and drought, and the consequences of a potential disaster are incalculable. It is no accident that dealing with water is one of the greatest global challenges of the twenty-first century.

In Sweet&Salt: Water and the Dutch, American-born, Netherlands based journalist and author Tracy Metz describes the metamorphosis the landscape of the Netherlands is currently undergoing and how the Dutch are searching for new ways of living with the water. She will present her new book, reporting on the Netherlands along with various places around the world, such as New Orleans, Hamburg, Vietnam, New York and China, that are working with the Dutch on a new approach to the water landscape.

A panel to follow will continue the New York-Dutch dialogue and exchange begun with the exhibition and related programs of GLIMPSES of New York and Amsterdam in 2040, a 2011 collaboration with the Amsterdam Center for Architecture and Urban Progress.

Respondents:
Catherine Seavitt Nordenson
, AIA, ASLA, Associate Professor, City College of New York
Barbara Wilks, FAIA, FASLA, W Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Moderator:
Bonnie Harken, AIA, APA, President, Nautilus International Development Consulting, Inc., Co-chair, Waterfront Committee, APA New York Metro Chapter

Cost:
free for AIA members; $10 for non-members.

Organized by the Center for Architecture.

A program of Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2012. 

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