TMMT | Gilles Clément for a master lecture on natur

Friday, November 24th, at 6.30 pm | B9


Free admission until seats are filled


Gilles Clément will be the protagonist of the upcoming event in the “Authors and Essay Books” series, part of the TMMT, Manifattura Tabacchi and Todo Modo Bookstore initiative. 
On Friday, November 24th, at 6.30 pm, the French landscape architect and engineer, also known as an agronomist, botanist, and entomologist, will deliver a master lecture on The Moving Garden (published by Quodlibet), an essay first published 30 years ago.

The book still encapsulates various levels of readability: it serves as a guide for the gardener, a treatise on the philosophy of nature, and a literary account of Gilles Clément’s experiences interacting with nature. A significant aspect of the book’s importance lies in the impressive array of images that the author himself has gathered to complement his narrative. It is for this reason that, in line with the ideas presented here, the book is continuously updated to illustrate how to “do as much as possible with and as little as possible against nature.”


Gilles Clément (Argenton-sur-Creuse, 1943) has been a long-time professor at the École nationale supérieure de paysage in Versailles. A prolific writer, he has influenced an entire generation of landscapists with his theories and creations, including the Parc Matisse in Lille, the Parc André Citroën in Paris designed by Patrick Berger, and the Musée du quai Branly designed by Jean Nouvel. For many years, he has conducted experiments in his garden in La Vallée (Nouvelle Aquitaine). In 2022, he was honored with the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture by the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine in Paris. With Quodlibet, he has published “Manifesto of the Third Landscape” (2005, 2016), “The Moving Garden” (2011, 2023), “A Brief History of the Garden” (2012), “I Built a Gardener’s House” (2014, 2022), and “The Environmental Alternative” (2015).