Catherine Mosbach in Toronto Nov. 8 [fr]
November 2, 2011, Toronto – Coordinated by the French Embassy in Canada and the Institut Français, along with the French Consulates in Canada and the local schools of architecture, the Vis-à-Vis Architecture series aims at showing the diversity of architectural knowledge, cultures, and practices in France and in Canada, and to foster a dialogue between the major stakeholders of our two countries.
Since September 21, six internationally renowned French architects will share their reflections on the theme of sustainable architecture. After the visit of Jakob+MacFarlane last September, Catherine Mosbach will be in Toronto on November 8.
Catherine Mosbach is a renowned French landscape architect. The spectacular Botanical Garden of Bordeaux, created between 2000 and 2007, projected Catherine onto the international scene. She was awarded the Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize at the 3rd European Biennial of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona, in 2003, for this project, which was also featured at the exhibition “Constructing the Contemporary Landscape Architecture” at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 2005.
Co-editor of the magazine Pages Paysages, Catherine Mosbach has written and published widely on landscape architecture and she teaches as a guest lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design in Philadelphia.
Through her landscape architecture, Catherine Mosbach wants to highlight the ways a landscape comes to be designed and built through desire: stepping outside the typical framework of conceptual and technical aims and limits to reach the liberty of forms and the news social and cultural realities it opens to.
Catherine Mosbach will present her works and her modern vision of Landscape Architecture at the University of Toronto on November 8, in dialogue with Georges Farhat and Jane Wolff, from the Faculty of Architecture, Lape and Design.
Azure Magazine is the media sponsor for the Vis-à-Vis architecture series.
Tuesday, November – 6:30 pm
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
230 College Street – Toronto