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Space Talks - No:98 / Gareth Doherty

Space Talks - No:98 / Gareth Doherty

Date: March 27, 2023 – Monday

Time: 18:00

Place: santralistanbul Campus, KD-6


‘CRITICAL LANDSCAPES: How landscape architecture can change the world and how the world can change landscape architecture’


Speaker: Gareth Doherty


We are pleased to announce that Dr. Gareth Doherty will be our guest in the 98th episode of Space Talks (Mekan Konuşmaları), invited by Burcu Kütükçüoğlu, PhD, Faculty Member, and hosted by the students of the Architecture Graduate Programmes at İstanbul Bilgi University. The lecture will explore landscape architecture's ethical and political power to shape the world. 


Gareth Doherty will open new possibilities for understanding the present and imaging the future through recent projects in the Critical Landscapes Design Lab at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. The Design Lab engages with diverse audiences and pressing socio-ecological issues across the postcolonial and Islamic worlds where landscape architecture can help imagine better futures. A central premise is that experiential knowledge—gained from the embodied engagement of landscape fieldwork—can help to revise how we understand and use western canons of landscape knowledge and offer us new possibilities for the design imagination.


Dr. Gareth Doherty Asla, an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, is the Director of the GSD's Master in Landscape Architecture program and the Critical Landscapes Design Lab. Doherty's research and teaching explore human-centered issues alongside environmental and aesthetic concerns through a human ecology framework. 


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The event is open to all.