May 9 - October 31, 2014
The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture
Landscape stands today at the center of the political, aesthetic and social discourse of our time. While nowadays everyone has a voice concerning landscape — journalists and politicians, architects and urban planners, sociologists etc. refer to it all the time — the most important figures working in the field of landscape, that is, the landscape architects and the garden designers, are still mostly unknown to the public.
The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture intends to fill this gap and provide an insight into the extreme richness and variety of Swiss landscape architecture. In the context of The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture landscape architecture is not understood in a narrow and dogmatic way: besides landscape architects, the show also presents the relevant work of architects such as Bernard Tschumi or Herzog & de Meuron and that of engineers like Jürg Conzett.
Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung, Zürich - www.prohelvetia.ch
Pierre Schaer, Caroline Nicod (Pro Helvetia)
Michael Jakob, Chôros, EPFL
Annemarie Bucher, Annette Freytag, Klaus Holzhausen, Michael Jakob
Lisa Parenti (original template), Julie Schneider
Niccolò Scotellaro, Michael Jakob
New York Exhibition Designer:
This program is related to the AIANY Chapter’s 2014 presidential theme "Civic Spirit: Civic Vision."
Tuesday, May 13, 6:00-8:00pm
Urban Nature: Between Human and Non-Human
Friday, May 16, 9:00am-4:00pm
The Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture is presented in New York by the generous support of Presence Switzerland
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