POST COLONIAL LANDSCAPES OF AFRICA AND ASIA BY ANTHONY WAIN

Searching for Common Ground in the Gardens of the Past: Transition and Transfiguration in the Post-Colonial Landscapes of Africa and Asia.

In this finale talk of the Commonwealth Heritage Forum botanic gardens series Anthony Wain will provide an overview of the historical development of botanic gardens throughout the Commonwealth.

In this talk Anthony will focus on buildings of the Commonwealth, interwoven with the development history of the landscapes of which they form a part.

Anthony Wain is a horticultural scientist and professional landscape architect based in Cape Town, South Africa. His work encompasses World Heritage sites, city parks, major urban mixed-use development projects, conservation landscapes, historic gardens, and the landscapes of wineries, race courses, marinas, and destination resorts.

Currently, Anthony is Landscape Director of Planning Partners International in Cape Town, South Africa, and a Senior Landscape Consultant to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (Historic Cities Programme). He has been an examiner in the MLA programs at the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town, and has also lectured at the University of Cape Town.

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