Intersections / Built City: Past and Future Landscapes with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander and Susan Herrington

Posted by Michael Schwartz
Event Date: 
October 23, 2014

The Jewish Museum and Archives of BC is pleased to present, in partnership with the Museum of Vancouver and Architecture Canada, a very special talk by the reknowned landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander. This evening will serve as the October edition of our ongoing monthly discussion series, Intersections.

Renowned landscape architect Cornelia Hahn Oberlander joins Susan Herrington, author of Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, in an illustrated conversation. The pair will be joined by intervenors from Oberlander’s creative life. This is an unique opportunity to share in the ongoing journey of one of the world’s foremost landscape architects.

Museum of Vancouver
1100 Chestnut Street
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Admission: $14 General | $11 Seniors & Students | $11 RAIC Members | $10 MOV Members
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Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, OC, a national treasure in Canada, has been creating innovative landscapes for more than sixty years. She has contributed to the designs of homes, high-profile buildings and other sites around the world, including Robson Square, the Law Courts, and the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver; and the Gardens of the National Gallery of Canada. Oberlander’s designs combine social service, collaboration, and deep environmental responsibility. Her recent work on the Northwest Territories Legislative Assembly Building in Yellowknife addresses the complex issues of place and ecology in the fragile North.

Susan Herrington is a professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at The University of British Columbia. She is author of Schoolyard Park, On Landscapes, and most recently Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape.

About the Built City @MOV 2014/2015: Fashion, Fabrication & Futures in Form series:

Built City @MOV is an annual trio of visually animated conversations, during which city-shaping ideas converge and collide. Thinkers and doers from architecture, planning, design, and other disciplines help us imagine the future of Vancouver.

This year we examine fashion, fabrication, and futures in design and architecture. Where is the line between fashion and innovation? How do the materials we use influence the act of creation in clothing, landscape, and architecture? How do past notions of the future live on and enrich our experience of today’s city?

Built City @MOV is curated and presented in partnership with Architecture Canada. The October 23, 2014 talk is also presented in partnership with the Jewish Museum and Archives of BC. Special thanks to our major sponsor: Homes & Living Magazine.