Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles is perhaps the most notable Portuguese figure in the field of landscape. He was born in Lisbon in 1922, graduated in Agricultural Engineering and in Landscape Architecture at the School of Agriculture (Instituto Superior de Agronomia - ISA). Having dedicated all his life to the construction of landscapes, he was responsible, among other projects, by the gardens of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Lisbon's Green Corridor and the integration of Lisbon’s east and west riverside into the Main Green Structure. In 2013, he was awarded the Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award, considered the Landscape Architecture "Nobel", by the International Federation of Landscape Architects in Auckland, New Zealand.
The tribute will take place at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation on the second day of the meeting, at about 12h15, with the screening of the documentary "A Vossa Terra – Paisagens de Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles", from director João Mário Grilo. On this film, João Mário Grilo proposes to think and document the architects’ work, evoking, through his writings and landscapes, "the expressive force and nature’s poetry, and man’s transformative power over it", says on the Indie Lisboa's webpage.