Charles Waldheim, Sonja Dümpelmann
14 – 15 November 2013
Wild Planes and Airfields: An Allegory of 21st Century Landscape
Airport Landscape claims the airport as a site of and for landscape. Airports have never been more central to the life of cities, yet they remain peripheral in design discourse. In spite of this, landscape architects have recently reasserted their historic claims on the airfield as a site of design through a range of practices. Airport Landscape presents these practices through projects for the ecological enhancement of operating airfields and the conversion of abandoned airfields. The conference convenes a discussion of the airport as landscape with sessions on airport cultures, infrastructures, and ecologies.
The conference features keynote lectures by Peter Galison, Adriaan Geuze, Christophe Girot, and David Pascoe, as well as project presentations by Henri Bava, Philippe Coignet, Eelco Hooftman, Mary Margaret Jones, and Ken Smith.