Wednesday, July 14, 2010

As you may or may not know, the Sterling Morton Library is lucky to have a large archive of landscape drawings, photographs, and correspondence of the noted Midwest landscape designer Jens Jensen. We often aid visitors on their quest for information for their Jensen research projects.

This year is the 150th anniversary of his birth and there are several celebrations taking place all over the world to honor this great man and his work.

If you are in the mood for a trip there is an international conference taking place in Denmark this year. HORTA IN URBE – URBS IN HORTA: International Conference on Landscape Gardener Jens Jensen, Chicago, and the Concept of Nature in City and Park Planning will take place September 16-17 at the Sonderborg Castle in Denmark.

Featured speakers will be:
  • Professor Robert Grese, Director, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan - Jens Jensen and the American Nature
  • Michael Schneider, Director , “The Clearing” - Jens Jensen and “The Clearing”
  • Lecturer, dr. phil. Malene Hauxner, CU- Life: Jens Jensen, seen in the context of European park
  • Catharina Malmberg‐Snodgrass, London- Jens Jensen as park‐and garden architect
If you are interested in learning more about this fascinating opportunity more information can be found here:

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