Reinventing the Theatrum Botanicum: The New Display of Nature in Contemporary Botanical Gardens, Dr Jung-Hwa Kim

  • 12:30pm - 2:00pm

  • Edinburgh College of Art Main Building, Board Room (L05)
    74 Lauriston Place
    EH3 9DF

Dr Jung-Hwa Kim, is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Edinburgh and is a Visiting Researcher at the Environmental Planning Institute of Seoul National University.

Her project aims to explore a phenomenon in contemporary landscape architecture, the reinvention of botanical gardens, by placing it in an extended timeframe to show botanical gardens as the theatre of plants, an emblem of the human relationship with nature. She will review recent master-plan projects of botanical gardens in the UK such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

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