The Art of Placemaking with Sculpture: A Survey of Diverse Approaches to Introduce Art to your Garden
Public garden experts Scott C. Scarfone, PLA, ASLA, Landscape Architect, Mahan Rykiel Associates and Karen Daubmann, Director of Gardens at the Massachusetts Horticultural Society will present The Art of Placemaking with Sculpture: A Survey of Diverse Approaches to Introduce Art to your Garden at the upcoming 2022 American Public Gardens Association Symposium March 30-31.
One of the key tenants in successful placemaking is the incorporation of art as part of the physical environment. Properly used it transforms space into place. Art sparks new dialogues and can simultaneously represent the past, present, and future, fostering connections and understanding across cultures.
The session not only builds a case and demonstrate how art, used properly, has the power to transform space into place in the landscape but demonstrate how it can both build on community and increase either visitation or be the catalyst for investment (in a community). There is no one-size fits all solution for envisioning, designing and managing art in the landscape. Efforts are scalable to a city, neighborhood or garden capacity and unique aspects of physical space or community needs has to be established prior to development of the ‘solution’ for the art. Processes, tools and approaches for how to develop, install and maintain investments in art will be discussed on a variety of scales and locations.
We hope to see you there!