Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Walker Art Center
This free public lecture will be held at the Walker Art Center:
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
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.
More information: http://www.walkerart.org/
To request disability accommodations, please contact the Walker Art Center, 612.375.7564.