Advanced Urban [AU] is a centre for interdisciplinary urban research that intersects new materiality, media and space. AU is an invitation and provocation by media theorist Maria Korolkova and landscape architect and urban researcher Ed Wall that explores the urban nature of emerging design, cultural, infrastructural and media processes. It is concerned with urbanisations that transform our worlds from intimately small to planetary scales. Tackling multiscalar future ecologies and temporalities, AU addresses critical urban questions through multidisciplinary collaboration, co-curation and togetherness.
Advanced Landscape and Urbanism is a group of academics and students at the University of Greenwich focused on the design and research of landscapes and cities. Advanced Landscape and Urbanism was founded in 2015 at the University of Greenwich to encourages new approaches to design and research experimentation that investigate the everyday and the extraordinary spaces, environments and lives of our urban landscapes. The design research of students has been widely published through the group. In 2015, Advanced Landscape and Urbanism launched the Testing-Ground journal to provide a platform to critique established urban theory and a place to investigate emerging architectural, political and ecological concepts. There is an article about the work of Advanced Landscape and Urbanism written by Ed Wall, head of landscape architecture and urbanism, in The Landscapists: Redefining Landscape Relations (AD/Wiley). Get in touch if you would like us to email you a PDF of the article.
[Image: TESTING GROUND: Journal of Landscapes, Cities and Territories]