CANCELLED – Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas

Birds eye view of islands at night

Image from Pelagic Alphabet, LCLA Office (Luis Callejas, Charlotte Hansson)

Over the past quarter century 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 convenes a series of conversations on the potentials for landscape as a medium of urban intervention in the specific social, cultural, economic, and ecological contexts of Latin American cities.



Friday, March 27,
06:30 PM – 08:00 PM, Piper Auditorium

06:30  Welcome remarks by Anita Berrizbeitia and Brian Farrell

06:45  Introductions by Charles Waldheim

07:00  Ciro Najle

07:20  Fernando Viegas

07:40  Response by Jeannette Sordi

08:00  Reception hosted by LatinGSD


Saturday 28 March
09:00 AM – 02:30 PM, Piper Auditorium

09:15  Introduction by Charles Waldheim

09:30  Luis Callejas

09:50  Alessandra Ponte

10:10  Response by Sergio Lopez-Pineiro

10:20  Coffee Break

10:30  Romy Hecht

10:50  Iñaki Echeverria

11:10  Response by Pablo Pérez-Ramos

11:20  Manuel Gausa

11:40  Elena Tudela

12:00  Response by Mercedes Peralta

12:10  Lunch Break

01:20   Remarks by Florencia Rodriguez

01:30  Alfredo Ramirez

01:50  Ana María Duran

02:10  Response by Felipe Vera

02:20  Conclusions by Jeannette Sordi and Mercedes Peralta


Convened by

Charles Waldheim, Harvard GSD

Christina Burkot, OFU, Harvard GSD

Mercedes Peralta, OFU, Harvard GSD

Marcela Ramos, Arts@DRCLAS

Jeannette Sordi, OFU, UAI

David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS)

MDes, Urbanism, Landscape, and Ecology





Anita Berrizbeitia, Harvard GSD

Ana Maria Duran Calisto, UCLA-PUCE-YALE

Luis Callejas, LCLA Office, AHO

Iñaki Echeverria, UPenn

Brian Farrell, DRCLAS

Manuel Gausa, University of Genoa

Romy Hecht, PUC

Ciro Najle, Universidad Torcuato di Tella

Mercedes Peralta, Harvard GSD

Pablo Pérez-Ramos, Harvard GSD

Sergio Lopez-Pineiro, Harvard GSD

Alessandra Ponte, Université de Montreal

Alfredo Ramirez, AA, GroundLab

Marcela Ramos, ARTS@DRCLAS

Florencia Rodriguez, -NESS, Loeb Fellow ‘14

Jeannette Sordi, UAI

Elena Tudela, UNAM

Felipe Vera, UAI, IDB

Fernando Viegas, Escola da Cidade

Charles Waldheim, Harvard GSD


For more information please contact Christina Burkot.

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