This Garden is a Town

Please join us for the opening of a new DUSP exhibit, This Garden is a Town, in the Keller Gallery, Room 7-408.

Anne Whiston Spirn, DUSP Professor of Landscape Architecture and Planning, photographer, and the award-winning author of The Granite Garden and The Language of Landscape, builds upon her seminal work on incorporating the natural settings of a city to create more human, more habitable urban environments with a holistic exploration of community gardens.

Gardening is a life-embracing act, an act of faith and hope. It can also be a political act. This is especially the case in low-income neighborhoods where thriving community gardens stand in stark contrast to vacant land and abandoned buildings. This exhibit presents eight community gardens of different types, sizes, and political structure, which were originally documented in 1988. Photographs and commentary from 2017 record how each garden has changed over the past three decades.

The exhibit will be on view February 14 – March 3, 2018, Monday – Saturday, 9 AM – 6 PM in the Keller Gallery, Room 7-408.

Image credit: Anne Whiston Spirn, all rights reserved by the photographer