Orlando de Lange, SoundBio Lab and Ada's present Green Places: A Social History of Botanic Gardens
Thu, Oct 17 at 7:30pm
Orlando de Lange, SoundBio Lab and Ada's present - Green places: A social history of Botanic Gardens
Have you ever wondered what makes a botanic garden different from just a park? What are they for? Science? Medicine? Colonial expansion? Conservation? Or are they nothing more than living collections to satisfy the human desire to organize the world around us.
Come and learn about the history of botanic gardens and their changing role as we move into an ever more dangerous world for both plant and human life. And along the way meet some of the worlds biggest, most beautiful or just plain weirdest botanic gardens.
Speaker: Orlando de Lange, Plant Molecular Biologist at UW and parent to many happy houseplants.
Arriving in Seattle from the UK, by way of Germany, presenter Orlando de Lange now spends his days researching plant immune systems at the University of Washington. By night, weekend, and any other free time he can be found at SoundBio, a community lab space in the University District where he leads a team of intrepid amateur plant scientists (www.sound.bio).
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