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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Defiant Gardens

Not quite green infrastructure related, but interesting nonetheless.

Our friends over at the University of Washington sent this over and asked us to post it, so here it is. I am particularly interested to see how the Japanese American Internment/Concentration Camp gardens are handled, particularly the Kubota Garden in Minidoka, Idaho.

UW LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

PRESENTS

KENNETH HELPHAND, FASLA

Professor of Landscape Architecture

University of Oregon

Discussion of Professor Helphand's most recent and highly acclaimed book DEFIANT GARDENS

Professor Helphand served, as editor of Landscape Journal, is a fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and an honorary member of the Israel Association of Landscape Architects. His books include Yard Street Park: Design of Suburban Open Space and Dreaming Gardens: Landscape Architecture and the Making of Modern Israel. In his latest book Helphand examines gardens created during wars, holocausts and in internment camps. This rich history of gardens during wartime documents how gardens have humanized landscapes and human experience under the direst conditions. Please share these moving stories and celebrate this recent publication, a wonderful addition to the texts of landscape architecture.

Defiant Gardens: Professor Kenneth I. Helphand

Monday October 9th, 6:30 p.m.

322 Gould Hall Auditorium

(Gould Hall is located on University Way N.E. and N.E. 40th Street, Seattle WA)

Further information contact:

Daniel Winterbottom

tele: 206 616 1876

email: nina@u.washington.edu

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