Francis Hallé Workshop
Last spring, a group of students in U.Va.’s Landscape Architecture program watched as internationally-renowned botanist, biologist, artist, activist and poet Francis Hallé stood before blank paper affixed to “wallpaper” patterned with his lyrically scientific depictions of the Architecture of Trees. He began to draw his lecture generously offering a glimpse into his life’s work – obsessively documenting, imagining, writing about, arguing about and generally delighting in the wonder of trees. Line by flowing or jagged line, page after page filled with images and the air with discussion, kicking off a three-day workshop that featured lectures, demonstrations, critiques and walks. Hallé was joined by noted botanist Peter Del Tredici of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design for the workshop, which was sponsored by the Tracy Pendleton Morgan Memorial Fund and hosted by Associate Professors Julie Bargmann and Teresa Galí-Izard, Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture.