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Food and the City: Forms and Themes From Here to There and From Then to Now

 Friday, March 7, 5:30pm, Garcia Auditorium, Pearl Hall, UNM SAAP

Dorothée Imbert, Landscape Architect, leading landscape scholar and director of Landscape Architecture at Ohio State University


    From the vegetables planted in the vacant lots of Detroit to the explosion of Farmers Markets in New Mexico in the last generation, agriculture is coming back into the city. In her lecture, “Food and the City,” Imbert will develop a historical framework for understanding today’s urban agriculture by discussing the multiple scales, ideologies, and contexts of productive landscapes, from allotment gardens to new cities and regional plans. 

            Director of Landscape Architecture at Ohio State University, Imbert has carried out extensive research on landscape modernism with an emphasis on Europe and California, leading to the books The Modernist Garden in France (Yale, 1993), Garrett Eckbo: Modern Landscapes for Living, co-authored with Marc Treib (California, 1996, 2005), and Between Garden and City: Landscape Modernism and Jean Canneel-Claes (Pittsburgh, 2009). She is currently editing the volume Food and the City for Dumbarton Oaks. 

            The annual Jackson Lecture at the UNM School of Architecture and Planning honors J. B. Jackson, considered by many to be the father of Cultural Landscape Studies in the United States, as well as individuals, such as Imbert, who have made significant contributions to the field.

View the event poster.