The Softest Power
Ecological Design in the Global Security Environment
Symposium + Exhibition
Penn Landscape Dialogues

The University of Pennsylvania School of Design (PennDesign)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 30-31, 2017
The University of Pennsylvania School of Design Department of Landscape Architecture is convening the first in a triennial series of symposia that brings together a range of emerging voices actively engaged in advancing landscape as medium of contemporary culture.
The event and corresponding publication promote work from across the spectrum of landscape-engaged practice, including, but not limited to: academic research, design research, design practice, policy, advocacy, technology and history.
The one-and-a-half-day symposium is organized around a public colloquium format. The event asks participants to take a stand, move beyond platitudes, stake out territory and demonstrate action—both executed and imagined. Animated discourse, divergent views and substantiated dissent are anticipated elements of the proceedings.