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Past Event
Friday, November 10
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Garden Ecologies

About the Event

Nov. 10, 2023 1:00pm to 5:00pm Rice University, MD Anderson Hall, Farish Gallery Free and open to the public. Registration is not required for Day 1’s events.


1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Panel 1: Histories

Moderator Brittany Utting, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, Rice University; Cofounder, HOME-OFFICE Panelists Mary Kuhn, Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Virginia

Kathryn E. O’Rourke, Professor, Department of Art and Art History, Trinity University

Kate Thomas, K. Laurence Stapleton Professor of Literatures in English, Bryn Mawr College

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Panel 2: Practices

Moderator Mariel Collard, Assistant Professor, Pratt Institute; Founding Principal, Collard Tranquilino Panelists Phoebe Lickwar, Principal of FORGE Landscape Architecture; Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Susana Rojas Saviñón and Hortense Blanchard, Cofounders, Estudio Ome Jen Toy, Director, Test Plot; Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Southern California Garden Ecologies: Environmental Transformation and Care is organized by Maggie Tsang, assistant professor at Rice University, with Randy Twaddle, executive director at the John Fairey Garden Conservation Foundation in Hempstead, Texas, in partnership with Rice Architecture, Rice Center for Environmental Studies, and Rice Office for Research.

Directions & Parking


Anderson Hall
Farish Gallery

Loop Rd
Houston, TX
United States