Public spots on private plots

International Symposium on Garden Architecture
September 29, 2012

“Gardens, to me, mean variety and space close to nature, and joie de vivre for all generations”. Wolfgang Sobotka, Lower Austria deputy governor

The symposium highlights gardens as social, productive and creative spaces. Private gardens, and their design and use, interact with their environment, the times and circumstances surrounding them, and reflect lifestyles and cultures. Is there a new garden culture – what work is being done on it worldwide? The speakers will present gardens as paradises or utopias, as interfaces with public space, as compositions of plants and materials.
09.00–09.30am – Registration
09.30–10.00am – Introductory remarks by Joachim Brocks, “Natur im Garten”,   and Karin Standler, Team private plots
10.00–11.00am – Franzisk Bark Hagen (CH)
11.00–11.30am – Coffee break
11.30–12.30am – Tom Stuart-Smith (GB)
12.30–01.30pm – Lunch break
01.30–02.30pm – Teresa Moller (CL)
02.30–03.30pm – Stig L. Andersson (DK)
Moderated by: Vladimir Sitta

Symposium fee: € 50.- (includes conference folder, lunch buffet and refreshments at breaks)
Languages: simultaneous interpretation English/German
Venue: Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria. Registration:
Award ceremony
4.30 pm, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Garden-Culture-Landscape Tour with Iris Meder and Felicitas Konecny
September 30, 10.00 am – 7.00 pm, meeting point: Essl Museum, Fee: € 30.-
Registration under