- Thursday 17th March 2016, 6.30pm
- Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003], University of Greenwich
Jinny’s work as a landscape and garden designer arose from her career as a psychologist and psychotherapist working therapeutically with people afflicted by schizophrenia, PTSD and acute anxiety. These days she is known for creating beautiful landscapes. Both careers have confirmed the effect landscape has on our health. As a result her work is perennially rooted in health as it relates to humans and our wider environment. In our session we will explore the symbiotic influence of our relationship to the world we inhabit and the schism Jinny believes we are currently living through. The effect of this schism is palpable and the pull of what Carl Jung referred to as the ‘collective unconscious’ to reconnect to the earth in tangible ways is interesting.
Jinny Blom set up her landscape design practice in 2000 and has since been accumulating an extraordinary range of commissions in the UK, Europe, Africa and the USA. Jinny is self-taught and doesn’t confine her creative output simply to the built landscape – more, she tailors her skills to suit the very varied commissions she receives ensuring each is given a unique and specific response. Jinny and her small multidisciplinary team, made up of chartered landscape architects, product designers, architects and artists, are currently working on a number of significant landscape commissions, gently and firmly pushing the boundaries of creativity and craft and incorporating unexpected elements of design. Jinny Blom is a board member of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network in the USA, a Brother of the Artworkers Guild and a member of the Garden Media Guild.