The Branch will conduct an ongoing dialogue with many of the artists we work with, exploring their art and getting a very personal view into their work. Some of our artists have been creating art for many years. Others are just on the cusp of what promises to be a long and productive career. Each has a unique perspective and approach which we will explore in these webinars.

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Thomas Woltz, owner of award-winning landscape architecture firm Nelson Byrd Woltz, will join us for a discussion about his book Nelson Byrd Woltz: Garden, Park Community, Farm.

Woltz will present a selection of the firm’s built projects, demonstrating the remarkable breadth of their practice and inspiring a new understanding of how landscape architecture can shape our world through urbanism, agriculture, and conservation sciences.

Join us for a talk with Charles Duff, author of the book The North Atlantic Cities. Richmond is a part of a family of cities in the North Atlantic including Amsterdam and London. These places started as cities of row houses, unlike the apartment house cities of Continental Europe and the suburban areas of Continental North America. Charles Duff will show how these cities came to be, how they grew and evolved, how they have overcome crises, and where Richmond fits into the family. 

Discover the architectural wonders of ancient Egypt in this webinar with Henry David Ayon, Richmond-based architect and author of Egyptian Places.

Dream Cities is a thought-provoking field guide to our modern world. Graham dives into seminal urban landscapes and explores the original practices that shape cities around the world, from Dubai to Ulan Bator to London. 

In this webinar, Steven Rudin will discuss his collage scenes in the context of Biophilic Design, an exciting concept that combines architecture and environmental psychology.

Darwin Comes to Town underscores how wildlife and humans co-exist in harmony, particularly in rapid ways unimaginable by renowned biologist, Charles Darwin.

An Liu will discuss the research, design, and construction of a purposely prickly installation to explore the relationship between individuals and their environment.

Zimring draws on historical evidence from politicians, scholars, sanitarians, novelists, and activists to reveal changing constructions of environmental racism.

Donovan plans to encourage our audience to think of our cities as a part of nature. Feral Cities takes readers on a journey through streets and neighborhoods far more alive than we often realize, shows how animals are adjusting to urban living and asks what messages the wildlife in our metropolises have for us.