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12.04.2021
RECIPROCAL LANDSCAPES: STORIES OF MATERIAL MOVEMENTS
Jane Mah Hutton in conversation with Galaad Van Daele
How are the far-away, invisible landscapes where materials come from related to the highly visible, urban landscapes where those same materials are installed? Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements traces five everyday landscape construction materials–fertilizer, stone, steel, trees, and wood–from seminal public landscapes in New York City, back to where they came from. Bringing two separate landscapes–the material’s source and the urban site where the material ended up–together, the book explores themes of unequal ecological exchange, labor, and material flows. This talk will provide an overview to the book project, focusing on stories of steel and wood.
About the Event:
The event is part of the lecture series
SESSIONS ON TERRITORY—URBANISM AS MATERIAL ACCUMULATION
MATERIALS

4 – 6 pm
Online
https://ethz.zoom.us/j/95007725252

CONCEPT AND REALISATION
Chair of Architecture and Territorial Planning
Prof. Milica Topalovic
Hans Hortig

in collaboration with
Assistant Professor of Urban Design, Harvard GSD
Prof. Dr. Charlotte Malterre-Barthes

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Goda Budvytyte

ORGANISATION
Hans Hortig

Image Credit:
Left: Detail, view looking east along the Monongahela River towards Carrie Furnaces, 1959. (Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad Company Photographs, 1886-1972, University of Pittsburgh Archives and Special Collections).
Right: Detail, Riverside Park under construction, view looking south from 82nd Street, 1936. (Milstein Division, The New York Public Library).