Fall 2020 Sciame Series: Teresa Moller
Monday, Sep 14, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Online - Zoom meeting
Please join us for the new SCIAME Global Spotlight Lecture Series, titled Far South. Curated by Associate Professor Fabian Llonch the series features prominent architects from South America who will discuss their work and the unique political and environmental challenges they face. The second lecture of this series, "WHY. Design Fundamentals in Nature," will be presented by Teresa Moller, a renowned self-taught landscape architect from Chile, who has worked in the field for 30 years on projects throughout a broad range of scales. An introduction will be led by Catherine Seavitt Nordenson.
To join the event, please follow the Zoom link here.
Moller's approach to her work is very unique -- careful observation and awareness of the landscape is key in developing her successful social-culture projects. Essential within her philosophy is making the natural environment accessible people so they can connect and value nature around them. Believing strongly in the power of simplicity, she considers what is on site to be of utmost importance before starting a design, beginning with what exists before moving on to what is needed in order to bring the experience of nature closer to people.
Wedged between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes mountain range to the east, Chile is a linear country of 4,270 km that greatly benefits from such contrasting landscapes and offers remarkable natural resources. Moller prides herself in being able to work with such a diversity of landscapes, from the Atacama Desert in the north to the lakes and glaciers of the south. These have been the settings for the majority of her projects, and have therefore been her teachers. For Moller, every project is a direct and unique result of its environment.
Lecture series sponsored by Sciame . . . Where Building Is an Art