Gilles Clément: The Planetary Garden: Paris and Beyond
Now in its 15th year, the Garden’s popular evening lecture series invites outstanding designers from around the world to discuss their favorite and signature landscape projects, providing insight into their working methods and design philosophies. This year’s speakers share a focus on reclaiming and regenerating urban landscapes—both vast and intimate—from parking lots to public spaces to industrial waterfronts.
Raised in the French countryside, Gilles Clément is a gardener, designer, botanist, ecologist, professor at the Versailles National School of Landscape Architecture, and provocative writer/philosopher. He creates gardens all over the world, most notably his landscapes along the Seine for the Parc André Citroën and Musée du Quai Branly. He has gained international attention for his innovative ideas on “Gardens in Movement”—fluid spaces where the designer aids nature rather than enacting rigid plans, “The Third Landscape”—gardens inspired by unlikely abandoned habitats where biodiversity thrives, and “The Planetary Garden”—where the gardener is nature’s advocate, welcoming vagabond species from around the world.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The New York Botanical Garden
20 West 44th Street
Midtown Education Center
New York, New York
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