Oct

17

The Landscapes of Dieter Kienast by Anette Freytag

©Buero 146, Zurich

Date

Mon

,

Oct 17

Time

6:00 pm

-

8:00 pm

How

In-Person

Type

Talk

Location

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

Partner(s)

Consulate General of Switzerland in New York

The Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University, the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, and the NJ and NY Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects cordially invite you to the book launch of The Landscapes of Dieter Kienast by Anette Freytag (Zurich: gta Verlag 2021). Awarded with a John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize 2022 by the Center for Cultural Landscapes, UVA, and the Foundation for Landscape Studies, New York. There will be a book signing and reception at the end of the program.

 

Welcome

Richard Alomar, Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University

Aita Pult, Head of Culture and Education, Consulate General of Switzerland in New York

Moritz Gleich, Director of Publishing, gta Verlag, ETH Zurich

 

On the Book

M. Elen Deming, Professor and Director of the Doctor of Design Program, NC State University

S. E. Eisterer, Assistant Professor, History and Theory of Architecture, Princeton University

Anette Freytag, History and Theory of Landscape Architecture, Rutgers University

Book Signing and Reception

The Landscapes of Dieter Kienast

Anette Freytag. With a Preface by Erik A. De Jong. With a Foreword by Christophe Girot. With Photography by Georg Aerni and Christian Vogt. Zurich: gta Verlag 2021, 432pages, ISBN: 9783856763879

Distributed by University of Chicago Press

Dieter Kienast (1945–1998) is a key Swiss figure in European landscape architecture. Amidst a striking change in the relationship between society and nature in the 1970s, he sought a synthesis between design and ecology. As a designer, planner, researcher, and professor, Kienast dedicated his life to create open spaces to enhance the wellbeing of both human beings and plants. Critiques of urban planning, processes of participation, and the significance of spontaneous urban vegetation played just as prominent a role in these discussions as did art, architecture, and literature. In the context of our current existential crisis his ideas are gaining a new momentum.

 

Face masks and vaccination are strongly recommended

Date

Mon

,

Oct 17

Time

6:00 pm

-

8:00 pm

How

In-Person

Type

Talk

Location

Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

Partner(s)

Consulate General of Switzerland in New York

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