Danish immigrant and renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen designed the Garfield Park Conservatory as a work of landscape art under glass in 1905. Today, nearly 115 years later, Danish artists Gamborg/Magnussen have reimagined the landscape adjacent to the conservatory. Like20 Jensen, they believe that landscapes can build and shape communities and memories. Commissioned by the Danish Arts Foundation—in partnership with Garfield Park Conservatory and the Chicago Park District—"Cabbage Patch" is one of dozens of architectural ideas and projects on display as part of the international Chicago Architecture Biennial, which runs from September through January. Get a first look at the project with insights from the artists and local historian and Jens Jensen scholar Julia Bachrach at this special event.
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Drive
Free and open to the public. RSVP required.
Image: Garfield Park Conservatory’s Fern Room, Courtesy of Hedrich Blessing Photography, 2007.