PhD Candidate PROURB/UFRJ Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Landscape architecture is an emerging profession in Latin America. The current socio-ecological crises have increased interest in the profession, and universities are not staying behind. This session will discuss how three practitioner-academics, building from their experiences in Latin America, convened to craft an academic landscape architecture program for the Americas.
Learn about how the profession of landscape architecture is emerging in Latin America, through different modes of practice and case study projects in Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador.
Learn about the complexity to synthesize an emerging profession into an innovative and continent-specific academic program.
Understand how urban Latin American social and environmental complexity requires commitment and new leadership from professionals and academics.
Learn about how the emerging profession of landscape architecture in Latin America may inform the larger global profession for the challenges of the 21st century.