SIMRES Presents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander at Saturna Island

Cornelia_OberlanderThe Saturna Island Marine Research & Education Society (SIMRES) is pleased to present Cornelia Hahn Oberlander at Saturna Island.

A Canadian national treasure, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander is one of the most important, highly respected and beloved landscape architects of the twentieth century. Cornelia is a trailblazer, instrumental in the development of a modern sensibility to landscape design. For six decades she has practiced socially responsible and ecologically sensitive design for public landscapes. She has worked in cities around the world on projects that have helped define a natural landscape within urban areas. She has designed some of the most iconic outdoor spaces in Canada including Robson Square in Vancouver and the gardens of the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.

Cornelia and her family have had a home on Saturna Island for many years. Now in her 90’s, Cornelia continues to work with a twinkle in her eyes and a curiosity that has not been erased by time. Hear her speak about her life, projects and philosophy on landscape design.

Date: May 16, 2015, 1-3 pm
Location: Saturna Community Hall, Saturna Island, BC
Cost: $10 at door, 18 years and under are free

Visit the SIMRES website for more information.

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