2nd Lecturers

Gilles Clément


Lecturer 2, 5 and 11

Gills Clement is a Horticultural engineer, landscape architect, author, gardener, and teacher at the « Ecole Nationale Supérieure du Paysage » in Versailles (ENSP). In additional to his activity as a creator of parks, gardens , public and private areas, he pursues his theoretical and practical investigations in three directions : The Garden in Motion,  a concept derived from experiments in his own garden in the Creuse, and applied to public areas in France and abroad beginning in 1983. The initial description of this work was published in 1991 with four successive reprints by Sens and Tonka in Paris. The idea was put into practice for the first time in a public space in 1986 at the André Citroën Park in Paris, inaugurated in 1999. Numerous projects based on this principle of management have since been carried out, in particular at the “Lycée Agriculturel Jules Rieffel” in Saint Herblain (Loire Atlantique) between 2004 and 2009. The Planetary Garden, a political project, based on ecological humanism, first brought to public attention by a novel/essay Thomas et le Voyageur, published by Albin Michel in 1996, and by a major exhibit in the “Grande Halle de la Villette” in Paris (1999/2000) as well as by a certain number of studies: -the Planetary Garden of Shanghai -the Landscape Charter of Vassivière (Limousin) and other work in progress. The Third -Landscape -a concept developed in the course of a landscape appraisal in the Limousin, defined as a « hesitant fragment of the Planetary Garden », applied to all neglected (friche) or  left  behind spaces (délaissés) which he considers as the principal breeding area for biological diversity.


Antoni Falcon

Lecturer 2 

Master gardener and specialist technician for the School of Gardening and Landscape Nicolau M. Rubió i Tudurí, diploma at the École Technique Horticole d'Orleans, diploma at the École Nationale Supérieure du Paysage de Versailles, and a diploma in Edaphology and Phytogenetics from the University of Barcelona. Master in Management Function in Local Administrations and in Senior Management of Business by the Higher School of Business Administration and Management (ESADE).

Meto J. Vroom

Lecturer 2

Born in 1929. He studied landscape architecture at the Wageningen Agricultural University and the University of Pennsylvania. After six years of experience as a landscape consultant of the State Forest Service, he was appointed Professor and Chairman of Landscape Architecture at the Wageningen Agricultural University, where he remained until his retirement in 1994. He has written numerous articles on landscape and urban planning as well as the book “Outdoor Space”.



Franco Zagari

Lecturer 1 and 2

Landscape architect. Professor of landscape architecture at the Università “Mediterranea” di Reggio Calabria, where he founded the Dipartimento Oasi, served as Director from 2002 to 2008, and currently coordinates the doctoral program entitled “Parks, Gardens, and Territorial Planning.” From 1996 to 2004, he served as president of the Rome and Lazio division of IN/Arch. The French Minister of Culture awarded him with the Chévalier des Arts et Lettres in 1998. Honored with the European Premio Gubbio for the squares of Saint-Denis. His projects include: Italian Garden, Osaka, 1990; Matteotti Square, Catanzaro, 1992; Prehistoric Cave Welcome Area, Niaux, 1994; Montecitorio Square, Rome, 1998; Central Squares, Cisterna di Latina, 1997-2005; Manzoni Square, Monte - grotto, 2002; Lungomare Faleria, Porto Sant’Elpidio, 2003; Floating Terrace in Eur Lake, Rome, 2005-2006; Central Squares, Saint-Denis, 2005-2007; Dome of the Presidency of the Republic of Georgia, 2007; Station’s Underground Walkway, Bergamo, 2008. His essays include: L’architettura del giardino contemporaneo, 1988; Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 1990; Giardino italiano a Osaka, 1990; Piazza Montecitorio, 1998; Questo è paesaggio. 48 definizioni, 2006. Giardini - Manuale di progettazione, 2009; Piazza Matteotti a Catanzaro. Il volto della città, 2009.



Gustav Lange

Ponente 2

Born in Oldenburg (Germany), 1937. He began his apprenticeship as a gardener in 7954, gained his master's degree at Hohenheim in 1961 and studied Gardening and Landscape Design at the Kassel Academy of Arts. Recently he has designed the urban spaces and landscape schemes for Postdammer Platz, Berlin, the Preussische Herrenhaus Park and the Residence of the Federal Council. Since 1989, he has lectured in Open Space Design at the University of Kassel.

Joan Llort

Lecturer 1 and 2

Born in Tarragona, 1950. Graduate architect from the ETSAB lecturer on the master's degree course in Landscape Architecture at the UPC He is Director of the Territorial Service of Urbanism and Territorial Planning of Tarragona and, from 2000, General Director of Town Planning. Main works: co-designer of the General Plan for Cambrils and Altafulla; Partial Industrial Plan for Riu- Clar, Tarragona; Partial Residential Plan for Sant Ramon, Tarragona, and Partial Territorial Planning for the Terres de l'Ebre.

Christine Dalnoky

Lecturer 2

Born in 1956. Graduate from the ENSP, Versailles, in 1982. ln 1988, she founded her own office with Michel Desvigne. Among her works: Port Marianne Area, Montpellier; the TGV train stations in Valence, Avignon and Marseilles; Sieroterapico Park, Milan; Millennium Park, London; Middelheim Museum, Antwerp; Museum of Modern Art, Kirchberg. She has lectured at the ENSP in Versailles, Genoa Institute of Architecture and the Architecture Academy in Mendrisio.

Shlomo Aronson

Lecturer 2

Born in Jerusalem. Graduate from the University of California, BLA, in 1963, and from Harvard University, MIA, in 1966. He founded his office in Jerusalem in 1969, bringing together landscape architects, architects and urbanists. Lecturer at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem from 1979 to 1985; guest lecturer on several occasions at Harvard University. He was Chairman of the Landscape Architects Association of Israel from 1991 to 1998.

Martí Domènech

Lecturer 2

Born in 1957. Graduate in Architecture from the ETSAB in 1984 and master's degree in town planning management from the UPC in 1988. Co-ordinator of the Open Spaces Area of the Diputació de Barcelona. He was manager of the Institute of Town Planning and Local Activities. From the year 2000 he is co-ordinator of the Area d'Espais Naturals de la Diputació de Barcelona.

Manuel Colominas

Lecturer 2

Born in Barcelona, 1951. He is an agricultural engineer and lecturer of Gardening and Landscape Architecture at the ETSAB, graduate in Geography and History from Barcelona University, lecturer on the master's course in Landscape Architecture, ETSAB, and lecturer at the Eina art school. ln 1992, he founded Factors de Paisatge with Xavier Pablo. He develops landscape projects and collaborates with architecture practices.