Red Brick Lecture is honored to launch “Learn from the Nature - Chinese Gardening lecture Series”. The series was initiated by Dong Yugan, the architect who designed Red Brick Art Museum, and invites Tong Ming and Ge Ming, who are also long-term researchers and practitioners of Chinese gardens, to discuss over the respective topics of the “Representing the Nature”, “Six Principles of Chinese Garden” and “Artificial Nature”; meanwhile, the three architects will jointly guide the courtyard of Red Brick Art Museum, which is one example of contemporary garden-designing.
In the series, Tong Ming, with a solid background gained in exploring Tong Jun’s Record of Jiangnan Gardens, embraces the topic of “Representing the Nature”, tracing the cultural connotation of Chinese garden to nature and illuminates the concepts and ideality of Chinese gardening which regard garden as artificiality. Ge Ming, a researcher of contemporary architecture and design, addresses the topic of “Six Principles of Chinese Garden”, probes into the techniques that can be passed on in traditional Chinese gardening. Dong Yugan, with the topic of “Artificial Nature”, takes Red Brick Art Museum as an example and summarizes the problems occurred and lessons learned in his garden-design practice.