Terragrams is a podcast series providing a wide portal into the world of landscape architecture by the professionals who shape it. Running from 2006 to 2012, the podcast dispatched over 30 interviews. It is being re-edited and re-broadcast across 2020 and 2021.
Dispatch 17: Liat Margolis
Liat Margolis is the co-author of Living Systems: Innovative Materials & Technologies for Landscape Architecture. In this dispatch, Liat discusses her book, her engagement with the world of materials, the GSD Materials Collection, the University of Toronto and the cocoa jute log.
Dispatch 16: Gary Hilderbrand
Gary Hilderbrand is a founding principals of Reed Hilderbrand and a Fellow of the American Academy in Rome. Gary joins Terragrams to discuss his partnership with Douglas Reed, professional practice, multiple career paths, and his role in the 5th European Biennal of Landscape Architecture in Barcelona.
Dispatch 15: Chris Reed
Chris Reed is a registered landscape architect and the principal and founder of the Boston-based practice Stoss Landscape Urbanism. Stoss operates within and between the fields of urban design, landscape architecture and planning and recognizes the urban context, large and small-scale ecological systems and functionality as basic tenets of its practice.
Dispatch 13: Richard T.T. Forman
In this dispatch we are in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and are joined by Richard Forman. Richard is Harvard University’s Professor of Advanced Environmental Studies in the Field of Landscape Ecology. Richard discusses the hurdles to creating a healthy urban environment, endangered landscapes, who is making a difference today, and teaching at the GSD.
Dispatch 12: Reuben Rainey
Reuben Rainey returns to Terragrams and discusses his latest work on Garden Story: Inspiring Spaces, Healing Places, a 10-part series of half-hour programs for Public Television on how gardens improve our lives and our communities. He also gives us more insight on his nearly 3 decades of teaching at UVA and on the career of Robert Royston.
Dispatch 11: Robert Royston
In this dispatch, Reuben Rainey talks to Robert Royston (1918-2008), a pioneer of modernism in landscape architecture. After volunteering to fight in World War II, he established a rich collaboration with Garret Eckbo and Edward Williams. During this period, and thereafter, Royston designed an extraordinary large number of suburban parks. His most recent firm has evolved into Royston Hanamoto Alley & Abbey.