Urban Landscapes in the Twentieth Century
12 October - 16 November 2011
In association with the Landscape Institute and the Twentieth Century Society the Garden Museum is hosting this autumn lecture series in support of our exhibition From Garden City to Green City.
The green landscape of our cities is all too often under threat, falling prey to builders, tight development budgets or lack of maintenance.This series of lectures, accompanying the exhibition From Garden City to Green City, will look at what we can learn from the past century. They will cover the shift from the ideal of every family being able to grow their own food to factory farming and back again, from the reinvention of the pleasure garden for the Festival of Britain to modern sports parks.
The series ends with a debate about how current thinking on green infrastructure is influencing landscape practice and how we realise the ideal of the green city, to create an urban landscape that is not only better to live in but can help to mitigate the effects of climate change.
For full details of the programme, pleaseclick HERE.
Doors open at 6.00pm with all events starting at 6.30pm
- Â£8.00 for Friends of the Garden Museum, Members of the Landscape Institute or C20 Society.
- Â£5.00 for full-time students
- Â£10.00 for all others
Tickets can be booked online via the Garden Museum website (see link above) orif you prefer to book over the phone then please call Camilla on 020 7401 8865 ext *822
This series of events is supported by English Heritage and Landscape Forms