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Nurture, not nature.

Society of Garden Designers Conference 28 March Imperial College, London

What are the differences in response to nuances of meaning through cultural reference, between audiences at home and abroad? Is meaning lost in translation, or do the cultural layers maintain their richness?

Conference speakers will explain how their own particular cultural experience manifests itself in their work, and the challenge of using this to make sense of the landscape in another, perhaps less familiar, culture of identity and place.

Five speakers include Jinny Blom, Erik Dhont, Ulf Nordfjell, Tim Rees and Roberto Silva. Jinny Blom's projects, all characterised by elegant planting, are mostly in the UK. Flemish landscape designer Erik Dhont's practice is centred on Brussels. Ulf Nordfjell is perhaps best remembered in the UK for his homage to Linnaeus, which won Best Show Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, 2007.

Tim Rees' London based practice Trees Associates is engaged in an international range of projects and Roberto Silva originates from North-East Brazil. The day will be chaired by Dublin based landscape designer Hugh Ryan.

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Date:Mar 1, 2009
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