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

A shifting landscape of the billions

Some thoughts by Daphne Kao In a country like China with a population of 1.351 billion, it’s inhabitants become the most prominent but also the most invisible part of the landscape. Only when there is a purposely-made long holidays like October National Day or Chinese New Year, do you see this moving landscape of people at the airport, train station, bus terminals and popular scenic areas. At these … Continue reading A shifting landscape of the billions

Agricultural Landscape Tourism

The agricultural landscapes of China are the focus of landscape architect Daphne Kao’s reflections. Agricultural landscape has its importance in every civilization. Agricultural land not only directly engages with food production, it also represents the most basic form of landscape marking by human-kind. Our modern society built on these agricultural foundations, but now they are moving quickly leaving farmlands behind. Today some farmlands are reclaimed … Continue reading Agricultural Landscape Tourism

Building the urban forest

Scenario Journal welcomes the submission of critical essays, provocations, and design projects that explore the topic of building the urban forest. The forest carries deep cultural significance. Within the urban landscape, this ecologically complex, spatially layered, dynamic system is also understood to perform a wide range of essential ecosystem services, from increasing property values to mitigating climate change. Reforesting cities is one of the defining … Continue reading Building the urban forest