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Next Generation of Parks: Adriaan Gueze at the Walker

Date: 05/16/2013

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Walker Art Center

Cost: Free

Description:

This free public lecture will be held at the Walker Art Center:
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Urban Design
The Next Generation of Parks

featuring Adriaan Gueze of West 8

The latest lectures in the Next Generation of Parks series marks the 25th anniversary of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, as well as Riverfirst, the new, 20-year master plan to redevelop Minneapolis’ Mississippi Riverfront. Organized as a way to engage citizens in imagining the future of our landmark parks system.

“America is in the blossom years of landscape architecture,” Geuze has said. The co-founder of West 8 talks about his firm’s contribution to that flowering: an 87-acre master plan for parks and public spaces on Governor’s Island, a military site for more than 200 years in New York Harbor.

The intercontinental-based West 8 took a multidisciplinary approach to addressing a host of complex design issues, including public access, ecology, historic preservation, and infrastructure; currently under construction, their plan builds on a fledgling but wildly successful arts and culture program that already has visitors claiming this place as their own.

In 2011, Geuze and West 8 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Fonds BKVB, the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.

The Next Generation of Parks is co-presented by the Minneapolis Parks Foundation, University of Minnesota College of Design, Department of Landscape Architecture, and the Walker Art Center.  See also Eelco Hooftman of GROSS.MAX, May 9.

Contact:

  • Name: Rebecca Krinke
  • E-mail: rjkrinke@umn.edu
  • Sponsored by: Walker Art Center, College of Design

More information: http://www.walkerart.org/

Disability Options:

To request disability accommodations, please contact  the Walker Art Center, 612.375.7564.

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