“Landscape Citizenships: A Roundtable” (Yale Environmental History)

Event time: 
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 1:30pm
Online via Zoom See map
Event description: 

Please register here if you would like to attend.

What would it mean to fully embrace the concept of landscape as a milieu of situated, everyday practices, encompassing the mutually constitutive relations between people and place? Might understanding key topics such as marginalization, indigeneity, globalization, resource degradation and extraction through the framework of landscape citizenships foster new ways of being and belonging in landscapes? And how can landscape studies, a field with roots in Western cartographic and imperial traditions, establish scholarly and activist frameworks that facilitate inclusivity, belonging, and justice?

On Friday, October 29, Tim WatermanEd Wall, and Jane Wolff—co-editors of the recently published edited volume Landscape Citizenships (Routledge, 2021)—will join Thaïsa Way, Director of Garden and Landscape Studies at Dumbarton Oaks, to consider these and other questions in a roundtable discussion and celebration of their new book. Joining us from London, Toronto, and Washington, D.C., the roundtable discussants will also reflect upon how their own landscape emplacements and research positions informed the making of the book and its emphasis on democratic modes of landscape thinking and practice.

The event, the second in the yearlong “Landscape” Event Series organized by Yale Environmental Humanities, is free and open to the public. Event details and a Zoom link will be provided to registrants prior to the roundtable. Please register here if you would like to attend.


Tim Waterman, Associate Professor of Landscape Theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

Ed Wall, Associate Professor of Cities and Landscapes and Academic Portfolio Lead for Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Greenwich, London.

Jane Wolff, Associate Professor at the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.


Thaïsa Way, Director of the Garden and Landscape Studies Program at Dumbarton Oaks and Professor of Landscape Architecture at the College of Built Environments, University of Washington.

Event Coordinators:

Abigail Fields, Ph.D. Candidate in French; Yale Environmental Humanities Graduate Student Coordinator

Charlotte Leib, Ph.D. Student in History; Yale Environmental History Graduate Student Coordinator

Free but register in advance
Open to: 
General Public