Join us for the October edition of our Community Tour Series which invites a new speaker each month to lead a tour of a current exhibition, giving our audience a unique perspective on the artwork on display. This month we are thrilled to welcome landscape architect Katharina Kafka to give us a virtual tour of the exhibition Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci. This virtual presentation will give you a better understanding of the content of the exhibition and Cornelia Hahn Oberlander’s impact on the field of landscape architecture from the perspective of a practicing landscape architect.
Read more about the exhibition here.
#AGAlive is presented by the EPCOR Heart + Soul Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts. Thank you to The Alberta Association of Landscape Architects for their support of this program.
Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci is organized by the Art Gallery of Alberta and the West Vancouver Art Museum, and curated by Amery Calvelli and Dr. Hilary Letwin. With contributions from the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander fonds – Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal (CCA). Presented by Qualico at the AGA as part of the Poole Centre of Design. Funded by the Government of Canada.
Originally from Vienna, Katharina obtained a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria in 2002. Her degree included a year of study at the Versailles National School of Landscape Architecture (ENSP) in France, as well as an internship with Michelle Desvigne Landscape Architects in Paris. After first working as a Landscape Architect in Vienna, Katharina moved to Dublin, Ireland in 2004 and continued her career with Mitchell and Associates. Katharina relocated to Edmonton in 2010 and joined the Alberta Association for Landscape Architects (AALA) and CSLA (Canadian Society for Landscape Architecture) in 2011. She has been working for Reimagine Architects (formerly Manasc Isaac) before opening her own practice in 2018.
Katharina has over 15 years of experience as Landscape Architect and works within the full range of scale, from Master Plans and pocket parks, to civic spaces and private yards. Katharina believes the design of the exterior space has not only an important impact on a building, but is essential to the feel and making of a place. Her designs are deeply rooted in their neighbourhoods and their natural and historic contexts. Katharina enjoys designing our outdoor spaces as vital spaces for living, working, relaxing and playing.