Mon, 30 Jan|
Modern Design - Garden Cemeteries Today
Time & Location
30 Jan, 18:30 GMT – 31 Jan, 20:00 GMT
About the event
What do we need from a cemetery landscape in the 21st century? Accounting for the popularity of cremation and other forms of dealing with the dead in contrast to burial, many new spaces have been designed to deal with this change in taste. The landscape gardeners of yore have largely made way for professional architectural practices, some attached to high level projects such as the regeneration of Highgate Cemetery or the first opening of a cemetery in London for fifty years. Sheldon will highlight a number of these projects and their approach to creating new gardens of memory and compare this to the values that faced our magnificent garden cemeteries two centuries before.