How do we design for direct action?

This year Landscape Architecture and Urbanism students at Greenwich will be focused on design projects that facilitate direct action.

Disruptive ecologies: designing for direct action to confront environmental crises and urban inequities is a project aiming to reimagine objects, spaces and infrastructures that augment the capacity of direct action to make change, highlighting the political role of design in society and the agency of designers in contributing to efforts that could address environmental crises and urban inequities.

In the context that the concerns of many people are underrepresented within contemporary society students will spend this year designing for direct action to confront growing environmental crises and urban inequities:

  • For individual and collective actions
  • From small scale interventions to regional infrastructures
  • From immediate to long-term presence
  • Designed for specific sites, acting on larger contexts
  • Impacting change at strategic scales
  • Exposing the issues being confronted
  • Intertwining strategies, projects and actions

For more information contact Landscape Architecture and Urbanism lead, Ed Wall [].

[Image: Occupy Puerta Del Sol, Madrid


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