Building a Landscape
6:30 PM | 230 College Street, Room 103
The Daniels Faculty is thrilled to welcome French landscape architect Catherine Mosbach to take part in its 2011-2012 Public Lecture Series.
Mosbach is well-known for projects such as the Botanical Garden of Bordeaux — which received the Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize at the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona. She is also a co-founder and editor of Pages Paysages, an internationally recognized publication dedicated to landscape design.
Mosbach’s lecture “Building a Landscape” will highlight the process through which a landscape-design project is shaped and the role that desire plays in the evolution of a project. After her presentation, she will be joined by Daniels Professors Georges Farhat and Jane Wolff, who will moderate a discussion.
Date: Tuesday, November 8
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: The John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, 230 College Street, Room 103
In addition to her native France, Mosbach has designed landscapes in Monaco, the United States, Canada, China, Israel, and Vietnam. Known for her unique design vision and experimental practice, Mosbach’s other significant projects include The Other Bank in Quebec, Saint Denis Canal Promenade and Grands Moulins Gardens in Paris, Museum Park Louvre in Lens, and Rooftop Garden MCA in Denver. She received a Trophée du Paysage from the French Ministry of Environment for her work on exterior space in Issy-les-Moulineaux.
Mosbach obtained her degree in Landscape Architecture from the École National Supérieure du Paysage in Versailles in 1987 and soon after received national recognition for her commissions of neighbourhood public spaces. To nourish the experimental aspects of her design work, she later studied History and Civilization at the School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (ÉHESS - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales) under Jacques Revel in Paris. Mosbach is currently a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design in Philadelphia.
Mosbach’s lecture at the Daniels Faculty is presented with assistance from the Embassy of France in Ottawa, the Consulate of France in Toronto, and the Institut Français. She is a featured architect in the Vis-à-vis Architecture cycle.