The winners of this year’s LI Student Travel Award have been announced, with the theme of ‘landscape transformation’ prompting some original and emotive responses. To commemorate the Landscape Institute’s 90th birthday, for the first time, a UK award was introduced to the competition, enabling two deserving students to conduct research in a domestic setting.
Rebecca Mcdonald-Balfour, currently a 2nd year student on the BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture course at the University of Greenwich, has won one of the three awards. She has proposed to study the dramatic transformation of a public space as she participates in an environmental protest in central London. This ethnographic approach with a focus on public space activism resonates with several of the design studio projects at Greenwich over recent years.