Soma Roy/The Nourishment Projects - Urban Gardens: Gardens of Earthly Delights (Online); Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:00AM Pacific Time/1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-7:00 PM London Time

From living machines to the stylized palm tree pattern of the artificial archipelago, Palm Jumeirah, earth’s surface has been sculpted by humans.  The beauty of landforms spectacularly shaped for contemplation, relaxation and sustainable planting are often startling in scale.  Landforms as aesthetics, such as the Subak rice terraces of Bali to the Al-Tahla floating islands, reveal that the sanctity of land is the axis mundi of such designs.  Though technically ancient, these design principles — the sense of belonging and reciprocity — are more progressive than those of many contemporary gardens.  History repeats itself and indigineous floating wetlands and green roofs are being rediscovered and packaged as new.  Please join us as we honor designs passed down through generations that contain the wisdom of the past while orienting us towards a potential future symbiotically engaged with Nature.

This is part of our GARDENS : CULTIVATING BEAUTY with Soma Roy/The Nourishment Projects

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About Our Online Talks & Lectures:

  • This online lecture will be presented live via Zoom. To participate, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • The talk will be recorded and recordings will be available to watch for seven days. This talk is nonrefundable.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link the night before the presentation (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Find out how to access the class group message board here.