Mertz Library Humanities

21st Annual Landscape Design Portfolios Lecture Series: Kim Wilkie

As pressures on food, water, and atmosphere intensify, the responsibilities and concerns of landscape architecture are increasing as well. It is more about the life in the soil than the polish on the pavers. In his work, Kim Wilkie breathes new life into the English Landscape Movement’s concept of the animated prospect: the rich vitality of the land—human, domestic, and wild. Pointing to his recent projects—the Natural History Museum in London, a new hanging-gardens-of-Babylon city in Oman—as well as lessons learned on his own small farm in Hampshire, he will explain how his deep appreciation for the living landscape allows the land to lead him.