Small practice, big role – Lynn Kinnear lectures at the School of Design @UniOfGreenwich

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The School of Design at Greenwich is pleased to announce that the landscape architect Lynn Kinnear will deliver a public lecture:

Monday, 11 February 18:00 – 19:00 followed by reception 

Lynn Kinnear, Director, Kinnear Landscape Architects Ltd

Small practice, big role: KLA’s approach to Urban Curation

Lynn Kinnear will talk about the role of a landscape architect not just as a designer but as a supporter of social change.

As a practice, Kinnear Landscape Architects (KLA) work in a way that allows others to participate and demystifies the design process. These processes don’t diminish KLA’s skill as designers but support a deeper understanding of place and social need. Strategies have developed from the multicultural context of London to support different sectors of the community, who often have polarised positions, to come together over the design of open space.

The talk will emphasise the importance of always having an eye on the bigger picture and, for students, using their role and training as a Landscape Architect to inspire change and challenge the status quo.

More information about her projects can be found here.

About Lynn Kinnear:

Lynn is principal of the practice, and has been a chartered member of the Landscape Institute since 1985. Lynn is involved on a day to day basis in all KLA’s projects, giving clients the benefit of her extensive experience. She has directed an award-winning Walthamstow Wetlands project in north London, leading a large multidisciplinary team, and has worked with a wide stakeholder group and a complex funding strategy.

She has the experience necessary to advise client groups and to support development projects that address the aspirations of diverse communities. Successful projects have involved her helping clients/user groups to define ambitions and to imagine future possibilities for the locality. In summary, Lynn’s practice is immersed in the possibilities of social change and art and design’s power to help deliver this change.

Lynn has won numerous awards including RIBA National and London Award, Civic Trust Award, Housing Design Award, Hackney Design as well as she has worked on winning projects such as Walthamstow Wetlands, Haringey Design Award, Drapers Field and Chobham Academy and many more.

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