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Univ Virtual Book Club 11

Led by the Land by Kim Wilkie, Landscape Architect for Univ North
Monday, 27 September 2021, 6pm (BST)

We are pleased to invite you to the eleventh meeting of the Univ Virtual Book Club for Old Members and Friends of the College. One of the College’s Fellows or associates will propose an insightful read designed to encourage an exciting discussion. Members will have time to delve into the book before convening virtually for a roundtable discussion which, for the first time in our book club series, will be facilitated by the author of the book.

Kim Wilkie, landscape architect for the College’s Univ North development, is revered for his unusual vision and his acute grasp of how people have moulded their environment over the centuries. Wilkie has taken his genius to many parts of the world – including the United States, Chile, Russia, Transylvania, Italy, the Middle East, the very edge of the Arctic Circle, as well as the British Isles – but to each undertaking he brings the same approach of reverence for the land and the creatures that inhabit it. He does not impose his inspiration on it but interacts with it. He allows the land to lead him. Led by the Land ruminates on our species’ place in the environment, the way past masters have fashioned it and the hopes for our future fruitful connections, and offers not only a rich account of an unusual talent, but also an optimistic vision for our future.

Sir David Attenborough called it, “A revelatory survey of how landscapes in human hands can become moving, inhabited works of art, written by one of the most gifted of today’s landscape architects.”

The book is available as a hardback from Blackwell’s or Amazon.

Please click here to register, there are still a few spaces available to join the virtual discussion on 27 September.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Univ Virtual Book Club.

Kim WilkieAbout the facilitator
After 25 years of running his own practice, Kim Wilkie now works as a strategic and conceptual landscape consultant. He collaborates with architects and landscape architects around the world and combines designing with the muddy practicalities of running a small farm in Hampshire, where he is now based. Kim studied history at Oxford and landscape architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, before setting up his landscape studio in London in 1989. He continues to teach and lecture in America, writes optimistically about land and place from Hampshire, and participates in various national committees on landscape and environmental policy in the UK. 

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