The Geometric Gardens are located in a forest clearing near the Herning Art Museum in Herning, Denmark. The composition consists of nine geometric shapes, an eleven meters long disc, six polygons with eleven meters long sides, a circle and an oval. In this pop-in expo Joost Emmerik presents models of The Geometric Gardens and a series of photographs by Christina Capetillo.
The Geometric Gardens are located in a forest clearing near the Herning Art Museum in Herning, Denmark. The garden was designed in 1956 by Danish landscape architect C.Th. Sørensen (1893 - 1979) but wasn’t realised in its original size untill 1983, when the Association of Danish Landscape Architects constructed the garden to commemorate their 50th anniversary.
Joost Emmerik is a garden designer and researcher. Trained as an architect and urban designer at Technical University Delft in The Netherlands, he has worked as a designer of outdoor spaces since his graduation in 2004. With a firm belief in the evoking power of gardens and a need for them in this day and age form the basis of his work. Joost Emmerik searches for a logical simplicity, combining clear lines, robust materials and luscious planting into places that grow more exuberant over time. Other contributions to the Dissident Gardens programme are the concept for a mural and the pop-in expo A Grand Mountain Scene.
Christina Capetillo is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape at Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, photographer and photographic theorist with a specialized interest in the vernacular built landscape.
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