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Julian Raxworthy

5 PM Friday, September 27, 2019

Julian Raxworthy PhD is an Australian landscape architect residing in Dubai, and Honorary Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland. He was a recipient of a Graham Foundation for Advanced Study in the Fine Arts grant for his book Overgrown: Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening, published by The MIT Press in Fall 2018.

His lecture is entitled Overgrown: Practices between Landscape Architecture and Gardening

“Landscape architecture has a fraught relationship with gardening, despite having developed from it via landscape gardening, as it has sought professionalization by becoming more architectural. However, I argue, as it landscape architecture has become more representational it has lost touch with maintenance tools in gardening that allow for the optimisation of the properties of change that landscape materials like plants have, such as growth. In this lecture, I set out an overview of my recent book, Overgrown, and advance a new model for plant form – the viridic, a landscape equivalent of the tectonic, from the Latin for green, connoting spring and growth – which I argue has been under-theorized in landscape architecture.”

Additional information regarding Julian and his work can be found at www.julianraxworthy.com

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