Gareth Doherty - Lecture

Gareth Doherty is Professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He holds a Doctor of Design degree from Harvard University. His research focuses on epistemology of landscape design and urbanism. Upcoming books include: "Is Landscape ... Essays on the Contemporary Landscape of Identity?" Edited by Charles Waldheim (Routledge, 2015), and "Landscape as a Way of Life: Lectures by Roberto Burle Marx" (Lars Müller Publishers, 2015).

He is a founding editor of the journal "New Geographies" and chief editor of the "New Geographies 3: Urbanisms of Color" (2011). He is co-director of the research project "Sustainable Future for Exuma" with Mohsen Mostafavi, who edited "Ecological Urbanism" (2010), recenetemente translated into Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese and edited by Gustavo Gili (2014).

In recent years, he has been involved in projects that combine ecology and urbanism. Ecology is employed as a way of transforming urbanism arguing that to achieve sustainable cities should actually have a much broader ecological vision than usual, including environmental, social and aesthetic aspects.

What this approach means in terms of design? The lecture presents a work in progress, adapted from anthropology, in which architects and planners can engage simultaneously in multiple ecologies to design and plan architectures, landscapes and more successful cities.

With the support of:

Programa de Pós-Graduação em Arquitetura (PPGArq/PUC-Rio)

Instituto de Pesquisas em Infraestrutura Verde e Ecologia Urbana (INVERDE)

Associação Nacional de Paisagismo (ANP)

Iniciativa Latinoamericana del Paisaje (LALI)

Society for Urban Ecology (SURE)

Date: 08.13.14
Time: 19:00 to 20:30
Place: PUC-Rio, Campus Gávea - auditório B8, Edifício Frings, 8o. andar
Information: gradarq@puc-rio.br

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