“Landscape Architectures in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice and Agency”

Tere was invited to Harvard by the Women in Design (WiD) and Latin GSD, in collaboration with the Landscape Architecture department to attend at the symposium.

“Landscape Design in Latin America: Unpacking Theory, Practice, and Agency.” Was about the opportunity to debate the current and future state of landscape design in Latin America. Latin America is formed by a diverse set of territories, offering both challenges and opportunities to the landscape discipline. This symposium brought together professionals from several countries to discuss the complex social, political, and environmental realities engaged in their work.

From the creation of ecological corridors in Bogota to urbanization in the Galapagos Islands, these designers interpret landscape through a range of lenses that include urbanism, architecture, ecology, and social engagement. Speaking to the many interdisciplinary interests at the GSD, panelists framed conversations around theory and practice, established firms and emerging voices, and the role of equity in design.

What is the intersection of research and built work?

How is the discipline taught and regulated?

How does landscape translate to academia and public policy?

By presenting the current state of landscape design in Latin America this symposium provided a space for imagining its future possibilities.