Swiss Touch In Landscape Architecture

The ‘Swiss Touch In Landscape Architecture’ is an event initiated by ProHelvetia and brought to Turkey by PASAJ. It’s hosted by ITU-Taskisla and supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Istanbul.


The ‘Swiss Touch in Landscape Architecture’, curated by Michael Jakob, exhibits the richness, diversity and complexity of the field and covers aspects of theory and history and conceptual frameworks and influences that have shaped the Swiss landscape. It looks at a range of projects stretching from historical gardens to contemporary open spaces and highlights the latest landscape architecture studios and the designers of today.

The exhibition consists in 36 panels that cover the history of swiss landscape architecture from the pioneers, such as Le Corbusier, to the leading names of contemporary architecture like Herzog & De Meuron.

A lecture by Michael Jakob on “Switzerland, the Idea of Nature and Swiss Landscape Architecture” will take place on Friday, March 20th, 14:00 – 16:00, at Taskisla, room 104.

Michael Jakob is Professor in History and Theory of Landscape at hepia (Geneva) and Professor of Comparative Literature at Grenoble University. He is a Visiting Professor at the GSD, Harvard University. His teaching and research focus on landscape theory, aesthetics, the history of vertigo, contemporary theories of perception and the poetics of architecture.

The opening will be on Thursday 19th March 2015 at 5.00 pm at ITU – Taskisla, room 102.

Michael Jakop Lecture is 20th March 2015 at ITU Taşkışla, room 109, between 14:00- 16:00.

The exhibition continues at Taskisla during 19th March – 5th April, 2015 between 9:00- 18:00.

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