50th Anniversary of Ian McHarg’s Design with Nature : A Celebration of Influence & Legacy
Opening Event: Tuesday 22 October 2019: 5-9.00pm,Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art
Ian McHarg’s seminal text ‘Design with Nature’ had a huge impact on the profession of landscape architecture, shifting its focus from an aesthetic basis towards a large-scale ecological approach. The text also had a great influence on the wider associated professions of planning and ecology and led to the development of landscape urbanism, an approach that underpins many contemporary design practices. Through this celebration and exhibition the LIS hope to raise awareness of McHarg, his worldwide positive influence and place within the wider narrative of the Scottish environmental tradition. It will also examine how subsequent students went on to continue to design with nature through current practice and inspire the profession into the twenty-first century.
Exhibition: 21st - 25th October 2019, 9 - 5pm, Sculpture Court, Edinburgh College of Art
The exhibition material has been collated into a richly illustrated display divided across three themes:-
Environmentalism and McHarg’s early teaching in Scotland
McHarg’s Scottish Students
Students of David Skinner
The exhibition is non ticketed and includes the outcomes of the young designers Ecological Design Charette which will be judged at the opening event.