Bernadette Blanchon lecture

DatesFebruary 13 2013
CityVancouver, British Columbia, Canada
LocationOrpheum Annex
Websitewww.sala.ubc.ca/news-and-events/event/bernadette-blanchon-generating-urban-landscapes-in-france
Main BodyThis lecture is part of the French Architecture Series put on by the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. This historical perspective on the development of a specific landscape profession covers the steps beginning with the creation of a specific professional development program in Versailles in 1945 leading up to the recent contributions in urban development involving sustainability issues. Though the development of landscape architects in France is generally associated with the 1980s, this lecture focuses on the role of a pioneer generation who found an ideal concrete experimental field in the residential housing areas created during the post-war boom years. These places are now being submitted to tough renovation policies in which the landscape dimension is generally forgotten. Hence, through a set of figures and projects this talk highlights the bases of landscape conception and the potential offered by such an approach.
ScheduleThe lecture begins at 6:30pm at the Orpheum Annex, located at 823 Seymour Street.
Additional InfoBernadette Blanchon is a certified Architect, Associate Professor at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage of Versailles, and research fellow at the Landscape Architecture Research Laboratory (LAREP) of the ENSP.