Join architect Jane Ferrabee and public artist Bill Pechet in conversation on landscape in the service of care on October 17 at 2:00pm on Zoom. From the hospital to the cemetery: hear about an approach to landscape design that considers cognitive and emotional healing and that creates connections to memory through design as part of the public program for the exhibition Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Genius Loci at the Art Gallery of Alberta.
This event is part of Cornelia’s Chat: Three by Three—three digital “chats”, from three Canadian cities. The discussions explore new ways of thinking about the role of landscape architecture in the future of our urban environment. Three by Three builds reference from Cornelia’s childhood where she tended her own small three-foot by three-foot garden of carrots and peas. Three by Three is an opportunity to pick up where Cornelia left off.
Over the course of seven decades, Canadian landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander left a legacy of inspiring work addressing human, social and ecological concerns within the built environment. How can we invite more natural life into our cities? What makes a place liveable…and for whom? Her playgrounds found ways for children to connect with nature and with “unselfconscious concentration”. She worked to ensure equitable access to trees for public housing residents and advance definitions of landscape architecture that embraced a wider public. Cornelia defined landscape architecture as the “art of the possible.” City-builders, engineers, community leaders, planners and architects all had a role. So, how can we pick up from where Cornelia left off?
Read more about the exhibition here.
#AGAlive is presented by the EPCOR Heart + Soul Fund and the Canada Council for the Arts.
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.