Street Tree Stories: On the Politics of Nature in the City

Thu, Feb 9, 2017, 5:00 pm

NEVER MIND THE SNOW! This event is STILL ON.

 

Sonja Duempelmann, Harvard University Graduate School of Design

 

Landscape historian Sonja Dümpelmann (Harvard GSD) will present her work on the literal and figurative entanglement of trees in the social, cultural, and political life of the modern city. Presented as part of the Program in European Cultural Studies workshop series: "Spaces, Techniques, Knowledge."

 

Sonja Duempelmann is a landscape historian and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Her books include Flights of Imagination: Aviation, Landscape, Design (University of Virginia Press, 2014), A Cultural History of Gardens in the Age of Empire (Bloomsbury Publishers, 2013), Greening the City: Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century (with Dorothee Brantz; University of Virginia Press, 2011), and a book on the pioneering Italian landscape architect Maria Teresa Parpagliolo and landscape architecture in twentieth-century Italy (VDG Weimar, 2004). She is currently writing a book on the history of street tree planting and urban forestry.

Location: 
School of Architecture, N 107