Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas


Over the past two decades landscape has been claimed as model and medium for the contemporary city. During this time a range of alternative architectural and urban practices have emerged across Latin America. Many of these practices explore the ecological and territorial implications for the urban project. The emergence of these practices has coincided with societal and political transformations in many countries across the region. Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas convened a series of discussions on the potentials for landscape as a medium of urban intervention in the specific social, cultural, economic, and ecological contexts of Latin American cities.

The Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas conference took place in Brasília, Brazil, on March 21, 2016. Updates of collaborations sparked by this conference will be made public on this page as they develop.  

Harvard Faculty:
Charles Waldheim, John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture and Chair, Department of Landscape Architecture

Curated by:
Pedro Henrique de Cristo, +D Studio
Caroline Shannon de Cristo, +D Studio 

Collaborating Universities and Institutions:
Harvard University Graduate School of Design Office for Urbanization
Harvard University David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, DRCLAS
Espaço Israel Pinheiro, Brasilia
Escola de Cidade, São Paulo
Lemann Foundation
Insper, São Paulo

Media Partners:
Plataforma ArquitecturaArchdailyLadera Sur

*This project is partially funded by the DRCLAS Faculty Grants Program, with a grant to Professor Charles Waldheim.