Diana Balmori - Plants
Sponsored By: Metro Hort Group
Plants: Actors With New Roles on a City Stage
Climate change, technology and new plant research have created opportunities for new roles for plants. Diana Balmori will illustrate this point by discussing her projects in different climates and countries from Minnesota, California and Texas in the U.S. to Brazil, Bilbao and Korea abroad.
Diana Balmori is recognized internationally for her creative interplay between landscape and architecture. After establishing Balmori Associates in 1990, she created balmoriLABS in 2006, in order to explore form in landscape and its intersection with architecture, art, and engineering: Green Roofs, Floating Islands, Temporary Landscapes, Forms of Representation, and Zero Waste City are just some of the labs. In addition to teaching at Yale University in both the School of Architecture and the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, she has lectured and published extensively. Her most recent book is Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture, co-written with Joel Sanders (Random House, September 2011).