- Thursday 19th November 2015, 6.30pm
- Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]
- Free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis
The Hawksmoor International Lecture Series 2015-16 :: James Corner :: Intimate Immensity: Public Space in the City
Renowned landscape architect James Corner will discuss current ideas about the design of vibrant urban public spaces, the importance of seeing cities as landscapes, and the capacity for landscape to create new forms of city-making. He will present his designs for New York’s High Line, Santa Monica’s Tongva Park and London’s South Park at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, among other innovative public realm projects around the world.
A new book, THE HIGH LINE published by Phaidon, will be available for sale and signing by James after the talk.
James Corner is a leading-edge landscape architect and founder of James Corner Field Operations, based in New York City. He is also professor of landscape and urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. His work has been recognized with the National Design Award, the Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the D&AD Black Pencil Award.
The weekly series of open public lectures attracts leading voices in architecture, art and landscape architecture. Last year the series included lectures by, among others, Will Alsop, Eelco Hoftman, Peter Wison and Michael Sorkin. This year’s speakers also include landscape architects, such as Marti Franch (Estudi Marti Franch) and Martin Rein-Cano (Topotek 1). The lectures are free and open to the public on a first-come-first-served basis.