Marc Treib is a professor of architecture emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, and a historian and critic of landscape and architecture. He will give a lecture on Wednesday, October 31, at 6 PM, Stuckeman Jury Space.
We live in a world of divisions—divisions between those of differing religions, countries, political parties, ideologies, and those in landscape architecture who rank sustainability over human comfort and aesthetics, or vice versa. Rather than practices of either/or, could we not propose practices of both/and, in which design addresses all factors equally? Case studies drawn from history and contemporary landscape architecture and building will demonstrate that a design of inclusion has been achieved in the past and can be achieved again today, no matter how harsh and restrictive the environmental or economic constraints placed upon us. The goal: not beauty or responsibility, but instead beauty and responsibility.