Japanese Gardens. Nature, artifice, place in another world

International Landscape Study Days

2007, fourth seminar

2nd-3rd February 2007



Friday 2nd February, 10 am-1 pm
Sven-Ingvar Andersson, Notes for a dialogue with Japanese gardens.
Giangiorgio Pasqualotto, The gardens of the void.
Lorella Montanelli, The garden as an expression of spiritual experience.
3-7 pm
Philippe Nys, Towards a critical approach to the Japanese garden.
Christian Tschumi, Mirei Shigemori. Renewal of the Japanese garden.
Monique Mosser, Like echoes near or far: the Japanese influence on European gardens.
Carmen Añón, Authenticity: space, time, material.


Saturday 3rd February, 10 am-1 pm
Kazuo Makioka, Creating a Japanese garden.
Francesco Dal Co, Katsura and his gardens.
Marc Treib, New abstractions, new traditions: the garden in XX century Japan.
3-6 pm
Ana Maria Torres, Isamu Noguchi and the contemporary garden.
Franco Zagari, The experience of a western landscape architect in Japan: the Italian Garden at the Osaka Expo ’90.
Sachimine Masui, San Sen Sou Moku/Mountains, rivers, trees, grass in Italy.
6 pm
lecture by Augustin Berque, The Japanese and nature… after modernity.


Sven-Ingvar Andersson, landscape architect, Professor Emeritus, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenaghen
Carmen Añón, landscape architect, University of Madrid, ICOMOS
Augustin Berque, geographer, orientalist, EHESS Paris
Francesco Dal Co, architectural historian, University of Architecture, IUAV, Venice
Kazuo Makioka, giardener, Nara, Japan
Sachimine Masui, landscape architect, Rome and University of Turin
Lorella Montanelli, architect, Bologna
Monique Mosser, Art historian, École d’architecture de Versailles, CNRS
Philippe Nys, philosopher, Université Paris VII, ENP Versailles, ENSA Paris La Villette
Giangiorgio Pasqualotto, philosopher, University Padua
Ana Maria Torres, architect, New York and Spain
Marc Treib, architect, University of California, Berkeley
Christian Tschumi, landscape architect, Zurich
Franco Zagari, architect, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabri