About the Speakers
Erik Dhont and Anette Freytag
Erik Dhont has worked on a wide range of projects both private and public, since launching his career as a landscape architect in 1989. Whether a commission is concerned with the restoration of an old garden or the creation of a new space, his focus is always on discovering and conceptualizing elements of the past while integrating the practical requirements of the present. The gardens are places of pleasure to be enjoyed, and at the same time spaces that induce relaxation and personal development.
Dr. Anette Freytag is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. She was formerly Head of Research and Senior Lecturer at the Chair of Landscape Architecture at the ETH Zürich, Switzerland. Her monograph on the work of the Swiss landscape architect Dieter Kienast (1945–1998) has been awarded several prizes. In addition to her research on contemporary landscape architecture, she is engaged in the protection and conservation of architectural ensembles.