Harry Turbott in the Wide World

  • Tony Watkins


Harry Turbott (1930-2016) was much more than an architect and a landscape architect. In his self-effacing, humble, bare-foot,2 New Zealand way he challenged both the creeping gentrification of an increasingly passive society and the morphing of the built-environment into a threat to the future of a planet he both loved and respected. In this reflection Tony Watkins weaves relationships between Harry’s story and the story of the global environmental movement. At this time of environmental crisis looking back suggests how we might move forward.

How to Cite
Watkins, T. (2022). Harry Turbott in the Wide World. Back Story Journal of New Zealand Art, Media & Design History, (10), 49-61. https://doi.org/10.24135/backstory.vi10.70