21st Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series: The Animated Prospect
10:30pm – 11:30pm
Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016Register
New York Botanical Garden
As pressures on food, water, and atmosphere intensify, the responsibilities and concerns of landscape architecture are increasing as well. It is more about the life in the soil than the polish on the pavers. In his work, Kim Wilkie breathes new life into the English Landscape Movement’s concept of the animated prospect: the rich vitality of the land—human, domestic, and wild. Pointing to his recent projects—the Natural History Museum in London, a new hanging-gardens-of-Babylon city in Oman—as well as lessons learned on his own small farm in Hampshire, he will explain how his deep appreciation for the living landscape allows the land to lead him. After 25 years running his own practice, Kim Wilkie, MLA, now works as a strategic and conceptual landscape architect. He is a Royal Designer for Industry, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and serves on various landscape and environmental policy committees in the UK. Wilke is a sought-after speaker who writes optimistically about land and place. A new edition of Led by the Land, his influential exploration of landscape, sustainability, regeneration, and design, will be published this fall by Pimpernel Press.