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SUN-A05 - Landscape as Activism: Learning from Roberto Burle Marx

Sunday, October 21
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: 121

1.5 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AICP, FL, NY/HSW

Roberto Burle Marx’s modernist color palette and organic forms are well-known in the landscape design profession, as is his horticultural research on native Brazilian flora. Recent publications have made Burle Marx’s lectures and speeches available in English, revealing his lesser-known political engagement in support of biodiversity and environmental protection.

Learning Objectives:

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, ASLA, AIA

Associate Professor
The City College of New York / Catherine Seavitt Studio

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson, ASLA, AIA is an associate professor of landscape architecture at City College of New York and principal of Catherine Seavitt Studio. Her research explores adaptation to climate change in urban environments and the novel transformation of landscape restoration practices. She is also interested in the intersection of political power, environmental activism, and public health, particularly as seen through the design of public space and policy. Her recent books include Structures of Coastal Resilience (Island Press, 2018); Depositions: Roberto Burle Marx and Public Landscapes under Dictatorship (University of Texas Press, 2018); and Corridor Workbook (Regional Plan Association, 2017).

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Gareth Doherty, ASLA

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Senior Research Associate
Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Gareth Doherty, ASLA, is an assistant professor of landscape architecture and senior research associate at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He currently serves as the Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture program at the GSD. His research and teaching focus on the intersections between landscape architecture and anthropology, with the central inquiry of how ethnographic fieldwork can inspire design and planning innovations. Doherty’s publications include, "Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State" (University of California Press, 2017), and "Roberto Burle Marx Lectures: Landscape as Art and Urbanism" (Lars Müller Publishers, 2018).

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Anita Berrizbeitia, ASLA

Professor and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture
Harvard University Graduate School of Design

Anita Berrizbeitia, ASLA, is Professor of Landscape Architecture and Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Her research focuses on design theories of modern and contemporary landscape architecture, the productive aspects of landscapes, and Latin American cities and landscapes. She is the editor of Urban Landscapes (Routledge), Reconstructing Urban Landscapes: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (Yale), Roberto Burle Marx in Caracas: Parque del Este (University of Pennsylvania Press), and of numerous articles and essays.

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Brian Davis, ASLA

Assistant Professor
Cornell University

Brian Davis is an assistant professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University and director of Borderlands Research Group. He has practiced in Argentina and New York and co-founded Proof Research and Design. Davis is a registered landscape architect in New York and a member of the Dredge Research Collaborative. His research and teaching are focused on form and process in rivers and cities throughout the Americas. His current work centers on water quality, flooding infrastructure, and public space. Ongoing projects address port cities in the Great Lakes, Baltimore Harbor, Galveston Bay, as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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