Applications are open for the Masters Advanced Landscape and Urbanism.
The Masters programme supports students to develop inventive and speculative approaches to the design of cities, landscape and territories. It promotes distinct design and research methods and the integration of new and innovative technologies to explore the complexity of contemporary cities, including issues of urban growth, climate change, globalisation and social inequality. The programme is designed for students of architecture, landscape architecture, design and related disciplines, who wish to enhance their academic, intellectual and professional skills.
The programme interrogates the growing influence of landscape processes on the design of future cities and environments. It provides a platform from which to rethink approaches to contemporary urban design, to consider extreme environmental events, shifting economic agendas, new forms of public space and the transformations to urban infrastructures. The Masters Advanced Landscape and Urbanism focuses on design studio projects informed by classes in landscape and urbanism theory, design ecologies, future representation and design research methodologies.
The projects this year included an exploration of the Thames landscape with an intensive workshop, titled Downstream, collaborating with students and faculty from the Politecnico di Milano.
The programme is led by Ed Wall and taught along with colleagues from across the Department of Architecture and Landscape as well as guests from leading practices such as Gustafson Porter and Arup as well as colleagues from schools including Harvard Graduate School of Design, Columbia University and Politecnico di Milano.
Applications are currently open. All students who apply will be required to submit a digital design portfolio and supporting statement outlining qualifications, experience and ambitions: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/study/courses/pg/lan/advlandurb