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2005 Program - Existence and Experience

2005 Garden and Landscape Symposium

Dumbarton Oaks and the United States Botanic Garden


Existence and Experience in Contemporary Garden Design

May 4-7, 2005

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

9:15   Meeting in front of Dumbarton Oaks

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.   Trip to National Arboretum with the Artists

2:00    Return downtown or to Dumbarton Oaks

Thursday, May 5, 2005

9:00 a.m.   Registration and Coffee on the Terrace

9:30    Welcome by Edward L. Keenan, Director of Dumbarton Oaks

Welcome by Holly Shimizu Director of the US Botanic Garden

Introduction by Michel Conan, Director of Garden and Landscape Studies

Session I:       Moderator : Prof. Athena Tacha

10:00-10:40    Susan Herrington, “When Art is a Garden—Benny Farm”

10:40-11:20    Philip Pregill, “Isamu Noguchi and California Scenario: A Contemporary Garden Synthesis”

11:20-12:00    Discussion panel

12:00-1:30      Lunch

Session II:    Moderator : Prof. Kendal Brown

1:30-2:10     Priyaleen Singh, “Culture, tradition and contemporary Indian landscape design”

2:10-2:50     Christian Tschumi, “The re-enchantment of the Maegaki residence by Mirei Shigemori

2:50-3:30      Discussion panel

3:30-4:00      Break

Session III:            Moderator : Prof Erik de Jong 

4-4:40      Michel Conan, “The Colas Gardens by Bernard Lassus: Coming to terms with Fleeting Encounters in a De-centred World”

4:40-5:20   Udo Weilacher, “The garden as the last luxury today, Thought provoking garden projects by Dieter Kienast (1945-1998)”

5:20-6:00    Discussion panel

Evening:    7 p.m. Dinner at United States Botanic Garden

Friday, May 6

9:00    Coffee on the Terrace

Session IV:   Moderator : Dra Sonia Berjman

9:30-10:10     Peter Jacobs, “The Gardens of Fernando Chacel”

10:10-10:50   Jacques Leenhardt, “The Planet Experience and the Garden”

10:50-11:30   Discussion panel

11:30-1:00     Lunch

Session V:   Moderator :  Prof. Arnold Berleant

1:00-1:40     Nicolas Soulier, “Cécile Daladier’s Sensor Gardens”

1:40-2:20     Xin Wu, “The Draw at Sugar House by Patricia Johanson”

2:20-2:50     Discussion Panel

2 :50- 3-20   Break

Session VI:   Moderator : Prof. Richard Etlin 

3:20-4:00      Michael Spens, “A critical Assessment of Charles Jencks contribution to the renewal of Garden Aesthetics”

4:00-4:40      Massimo Venturi Ferriolo, “Paolo Burgi’s Cardada : l’Esperienza dello Sguardo”

4:40-5:20      Discussion panel

Evening:      Participants Reception on the terrace

Saturday, May 7

Session VII:    Moderator : Prof. Diana Balmori                      

9 a.m.      Coffee on the Terrace

9:30- 10:10    Jacky Bowring, “To Make the Stone[s] Stony: Defamiliarisation and Andy Goldsworthy’s Garden of Stone”

10:10-10:50    Stephen Bann, “A ‘Garden of the Hesperides’: The Landscape initiative of the Musée Gassendi, Digne, and the National Park of Alpes de Haute-Provence”

10:50-11:30    Discussion panel

11:30-1:30      Lunch

Session VIII:  Moderator : Prof. Stephen Bann

1:30-2:10     Beatriz Colomina, “Existence and Experience in Dan Graham’s Garden Design and Theory”

2:10-2:50     Erik de Jong, “Elective Affinities'. Creation at Teardrop Park by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates”

2:50-3:30     Discussion Panel

3:30-3 :50    Concluding remarks by Michel Conan

End of Symposium

4:00 – 6:00      Final Reception in the Garden