Department of Public Space: A collective manifesto for public space

A new manifesto for public space was started this week at the University of Greenwich. Students and tutors from the MA Landscape Architecture and MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism programmes began writing a public space code for London. The public space code, inspired by Michael Sorkin’s Local Code (1993), is being collectively written in 140-character Tweets. The aim is to establish a Department of Public Space for London which brings people together to define … Continue reading Department of Public Space: A collective manifesto for public space

Student Competition – A Folly For London

Students wanted for free-to-enter competition for satirical architecture as protest to the proposed Garden Bridge As public engagement & political protest against the proposed private river crossing I would greatly appreciate it if you could inform any of your students or colleagues who may be interested in A Folly For London. Entries are sought from all for architecture of the absurd to highlight the true folly of the Garden Bridge, … Continue reading Student Competition – A Folly For London

What should we think of London’s Garden Bridge?

Recent proposals for a new bridge across the Thames in London have been embraced by the Mayor. The design set out by Heatherwick Studio presents the city with a planted bridge connecting the South Bank with the Embankment. But as a concept design this proposal leaves many questions unanswered. What do you think of the design or the need for a new bridge on the … Continue reading What should we think of London’s Garden Bridge?