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 … Continue reading How do we design for direct action?

Cities, Cinematics, and Technologies: funded interdisciplinary PhD

Apply for a PhD scholarship in Cities, Cinematics, and Technologies, in the University of Greenwich School of Design. This scholarship provides an opportunity for an interdisciplinary research project exploring the interplay between urban space, visual media and digital technologies. The research project will review mechanisms by which new technologies can change our understanding and experience of cities, as well as the ways in which processes … Continue reading Cities, Cinematics, and Technologies: funded interdisciplinary PhD

Launch of Testing Ground 02: Other Sides

The second issue of TESTING-GROUND journal will be launched on Thursday 27 June at the University of Greenwich as part of the London Festival of Architecture. TESTING-GROUND is a design research journal focused on research, experimentation and design of landscapes, cities and territories. The second issue is titled ‘Other Sides’ and features contributions by Eyal Weizman, Léopold Lambert, Jens Haendeler, Alex Ioannou, Anushka Athique, Iulia Fratila, James M. … Continue reading Launch of Testing Ground 02: Other Sides

Teaching Landscape book features work of Greenwich students and staff

The Routledge Handbook of Teaching Landscape has just been published featuring design work of university of Greenwich Students. The work of Landscape Architecture graduate Anushka Athique was selected for the front cover with the designs of several colleagues also featured. Part 1, ‘Reading the Landscape’, opens with an essay by Ed Wall, who leads the landscape programmes at Greenwich. The Routledge Handbook of Teaching Landscape was … Continue reading Teaching Landscape book features work of Greenwich students and staff

Greenwich student wins Landscape Institute Travel Award

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 … Continue reading Greenwich student wins Landscape Institute Travel Award

Andrew Grant, designer of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, to lecture at Greenwich

Landscape Architect Andrew Grant will deliver a public lecture at the University of Greenwich School of Design. After the outstanding landscape architecture lecture by Lynn Kinnear (KLA), and more recently the sold-out lecture by artist Richard Wilson (RA) last week, Andrew will lead us through his portfolio of award-winning landscape architecture projects. Monday, 25 February 18:00 – 19:00, followed by reception (until 20:30) Lecture Theatre … Continue reading Andrew Grant, designer of Gardens by the Bay in Singapore, to lecture at Greenwich

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

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

New Alumni features Landscape Architecture works

Built on the success of the previous year’s exhibition, this time New Alumni focuses on four recent graduates working in cross-disciplinary fields within the creative industries that impact on our environment and community. Open to the public from the 21st February to 15th March 2019, the New Alumni exhibition will coincide with Greenwich Portraits in the adjacent Stephen Lawrence Gallery. The exhibitions complement each other and showcase the University’ support for both new and … Continue reading New Alumni features Landscape Architecture works

Un/der/represented ::: Designing Landscapes, Cities and Territories ::: Summer Workshop

For a week, during the summer of 2018, sixteen young Londoners worked with a small team of landscape architects, urban designers and architects at the University of Greenwich to explore how the dreams and desires of many different people can be represented in the future design of London. Un/der/represented was the first of a series of workshops focused on the speculative design of landscapes, cities … Continue reading Un/der/represented ::: Designing Landscapes, Cities and Territories ::: Summer Workshop