Gardens as Agents of Change or "How a Garden Can Save the World!"
WEEK 1: Breaking the Rules - Anything Can Happen in a Garden
Are gardens merely places of beauty and repose? Following a year in which gardens have offered us a welcome retreat into beauty and much-needed feelings of security, this course explores other, more active roles of gardens in creating a sense of place, fostering community, and providing insight into our culture.
This four-session course will look at both historic and contemporary examples of how gardens and other created landscapes offer spaces for experimentation and exploration. Each class will begin with a 40-minute presentation, followed by 20 minutes of group discussion. Light reading will supplement the webinar discussions.
This course is limited to 25 participants.
DATES AND TIMES
WEEK 1: Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern
Breaking the Rules - Anything Can Happen in a Garden
WEEK 2: Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern
Making Place: Gardens that “Connect” and “Correct”
WEEK 3: Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern
The Garden as a Stage: Performance, Protest, and Public Space
WEEK 4: Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 6 to 7 p.m. Eastern
Peeling Back the Layers: Participation and Investigation in the Landscape
Live on Zoom
Registration is for full course only (no registration for individual classes).
Limited to 25 participants.
This course sold out within hours of our first email announcement. We are exploring opportunities to offer the course again in the future.
ABOUT JAMES BRAYTON HALL
James Brayton Hall is president and CEO of the Garden Conservancy. He holds a bachelor of science degree in architecture from the University of Virginia and a master of landscape architecture degree from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has lectured on garden design, industrial design history, historic preservation, urban planning, and contemporary architecture, has been a member of the graduate program faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design.
Garden Conservancy educational programs are made possible in part by the generous support of the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Lenhardt Education Fund, and the Celia Hegyi Matching Grant, with additional support from Ritchie Battle, Mrs. Camille Butrus, Melissa and John Ceriale, and Susan and William McKinley.