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We are sorry to inform you The Aesthetics of Planting Design is sold out. We have a long wait-list and will not be able to accommodate further guests. The symposium will be recorded and made available in March 2018.

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Whether ​exuberant ​or ​elegantly ​subtle, ​planting ​design ​plays ​a ​consequential ​role ​in ​generating ​the ​aesthetic ​experience ​of ​landscape ​architecture. ​Today, ​however, ​issues ​of ​sustainability, ​resilience, ​and ​social ​justice ​have ​sidelined ​the ​interest ​in ​planting ​design ​as ​an ​essential ​element ​of ​study ​and ​practice. ​While ​gardens ​exploring ​the ​creative ​use ​of ​plants ​for ​aesthetic ​effect ​receive ​ample ​attention, ​this ​has ​been ​less ​true ​for ​landscape ​architecture ​at ​greater ​scale, ​where ​surface ​areas ​are ​often ​extensive ​and ​constituencies ​greater ​than ​the ​single ​client ​or ​family. ​To ​redress ​this ​neglect, ​and ​reaffirm ​its ​primacy, ​this ​symposium ​will ​visit ​contemporary ​planting ​design ​through ​the ​words ​and ​works ​of ​landscape ​architects ​with ​practices ​both ​creative ​and ​responsible. ​Through ​the ​insightful ​use ​of ​form, ​color, ​and ​patterns ​of ​growth, ​they ​have ​produced ​attractive, ​engaging, ​and ​enduring ​landscapes ​at ​a ​broad ​range ​of ​scales ​and ​contexts.

The ​two-day ​symposium ​“The ​Aesthetics ​of ​Planting ​Design” ​will ​host ​twelve ​accomplished ​landscape ​architects ​and ​historians ​who ​will ​discuss ​planting ​design ​as ​an ​environmental ​art, ​using ​examples ​drawn ​from ​their ​own ​design ​work ​as ​well ​as ​projects ​by ​others, ​both ​contemporary ​and ​historical: ​from ​the ​United ​States, ​Latin ​America, ​Europe, ​and ​Scandinavia; ​from ​southern ​deserts ​to ​northern ​forests; ​from ​within ​and ​beyond ​the ​city; ​from ​the ​garden ​to ​the ​region. ​

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