Vertical Gardens - Patrick Blanc à l’Alliance Française de Chicago

Vertical gardens, organic wallpaper, robe végétale… Intrigued ? You should be ! As a botanist, Patrick Blanc is at home in the jungles from Bali to the Amazon.

As a landscape artist, he has brought breathing walls and biodiversity to the grandest hotels, restaurants and stores of Le Tout-Paris and worked with French designer Jean-Paul

Gaultier on the catwalk. But what the man with green hair is best known for is the “vertical garden”, an idea seeded in the heart of Paris on rue d’Alsace that spread to Jean Nouvel’s Quai Branly Museum before being exported all over the world. Come and join us for the greening of the Alliance with Patrick Blanc !

Thursday September 8th at 6:30 p.m.
54 W. Chicago Avenue
Chicago Architecture Foundation and Alliance Française Members $10 / Non-members $15
In English

Patrick Blanc is a world renowned artist, made famous by his
eco-art. Twelve years ago, Blanc began designing ecologically conscious architecture for public and private spaces.

His work has been exhibited in Paris, Madrid, Istanbul, Seoul, and Bangkok, among other cities. He has also worked with Jean Paul Gaultier and other artists to create ecologically artistic pieces and structures.
Blanc has given lectures all over the world and is the recipient of numerous prestigious botanical and archeological awards.

This program is possible thanks to the support of our sponsor, Air France, and the participation of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Chicago Botanic Garden, the Chicago Architecture Foundation and the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Information & Registration : (312)337-1070
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