West 8 Spring 2020 Lecture Calendar

Members of West 8’s team frequently present lectures and talks on a variety of occasions. We enjoy sharing knowledge and engaging in discussions about our profession.

An overview of opportunities to attend in Spring of 2020:

20 February, Utrecht, The Netherlands
West 8 Director Adriaan Geuze and Frits van Hout (Director of Strategy at ASML) will discuss the ‘Future of Making’ and its relation to the tasks of the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.
This event is organized by the as part of the Expeditie RWS2050 project. Click here for more information.

7 March, Berkeley, CA, United States
Adriaan Geuze is a guest speaker at the LAEP Symposium ‘The Shape of the Land: Aesthetics and Utility’ organized by Marc Treib and Louise Mozingo from the University of California in Berkeley.
Twelve well-known practitioners and academics will discuss the forms and ramifications of topography modeling. Geuze will talk about the concept of building with nature and landscape architecture’s attitude towards dealing with sea level rise.
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23 March: Auburn, AL, United States
Creative director Daniel Vasini, who leads West 8’s New York office, presents a lecture at Auburn University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture about West 8’s legacy waterfront projects.
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This event has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

30 March: Tilburg, The Netherlands
Adriaan Geuze is Cornald Maas’s co-host of the 5th annual Salon van Gogh.
This year’s edition will focus on the Van Gogh National Park, an initiative looking to safeguard and breathe new life into the landscapes where Vincent Van Gogh lived and painted. In 2019 West 8 and Bureau Overland created a Conceptual Masterplan for this new National Park. More information will follow soon here.

1 April: Baarn, The Netherlands
Adriaan Geuze will present a lecture at Paleis Soestdijk as part of the Palace’s 2020 lecture program. West 8 is currently involved as landscape architect in the transformation of this formerly royal estate. More information will follow soon here.
This event has been postponed due to COVID-19.

16 and 17 April: Cincinatti, OH, United States
Daniel Vasini will lecture about our projects and serve as panelist at AIA Cincinatti VISION, a leadership program for emerging architects that addresses professional advancement, firm development, and community outreach. More information about this program from the American Institute of Architects is available here (applications for 2020 closed).
This event has been postponed due to COVID-19.

23 April: Lund, Sweden
West 8 partner and principal Christian Dobrick presents a lecture at Lund’s (Sweden) 2020 Public parks and urban spaces conference, organized by Movium Think Tank.
The conference is themed ‘Borta bra men hemma bäst’ (No place like home) and looks at places that invite interaction and creativity around the world. International experts will present an array of contemporary landscape architecture projects.
Christian will talk about Shanghai’s East Bund waterfront, where West 8 recently realized the largest public green urban space in the city: Xinhua Waterfront.
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This event has been postponed due to COVID-19.

5 May: New York, United States
Daniel Vasini is a panelist at a discussion organized the NAHC (New Amsterdam History Centre), with a topic right up our alley. ‘The Dutch to the Rescue: Water, Wind and Wisdom – Saving New York City from 1776 to 2020 and Beyond.’
More information will follow soon here.