Gilles Tiberghien • “Paysagisme”

Gilles Tiberghien presents the French concept of paysagisme, its main practitioners and relationship to environmental issues. Though the French word paysagisme is usually translated as “landscaping,” “landscape design,” or “landscape architecture,” the field covers much more than that. It incorporates a wide range of land-use issues, including urban planning, public spaces, land reclamation, and ecology, while it also has a pronounced aesthetic element in garden and park design, and overlaps with the important late 20th-century and contemporary art movement known as land art. Gilles Tiberghien, agrégé in philosophy, teaches at Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and has written two books on land-based visual arts: Land Art and Nature, Art, Paysage, and has written extensively on contemporary landscape artists and designers. This event is free and open to the public. Reception to follow. This event is part of the lecture series Paysagisme: Art and Ecological Responsibility organized by Cole Swensen, Professor of Literary Arts. Paysagisme is also a half-credit course (LITR 1151Z) open to undergraduate and graduate students. The series is sponsored by the French Embassy through the Brown University French Center of Excellence, by Brown Arts Initiative, and by the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Read more about the Center of Excellence.