James Corner to speak at University of Greenwich

Renowned landscape architect James Corner is to speak at the University of Greenwich in November. Corner, whose firm Field Operations designed New York’s High Line and the South Park of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, will give a lecture as part of the Hawksmoor International Open Lecture Series, at 6:30pm on November 19th. The weekly series of open public lectures attracts leading voices … Continue reading James Corner to speak at University of Greenwich

Invitation from the LI and the University of Greenwich: Jellicoe Lecture 2014 film screening

The Jellicoe Lecture and LI AGM will take place on 16th October 2014 The Landscape Institute and the Department of Architecture and Landscape at the University of Greenwich present the UK premier of a new film, Water Blues Green Solutions, recently released in the US. This collaboration brings together the LI’s annual Jellicoe Lecture with the Hawksmoor International Lectures at the University of Greenwich where … Continue reading Invitation from the LI and the University of Greenwich: Jellicoe Lecture 2014 film screening

Project Manager for Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre – Job of the week

Project Manager – Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre School of Architecture, Design and Construction Location:  Avery Hill campus Salary:   £24,766 to £29,541 plus £3,337 London weighting per annum, pro rata Contract Type:  Fixed Term – 16 weeks maximum up to 31 July 2014 Closing Date:   Sunday 05 January 2014 Interview Date:   To be confirmed Reference:  453 The Sustainable Landscapes Research Group anticipates that living … Continue reading Project Manager for Living Walls and Green Roofs Centre – Job of the week

New Exhibition shows Jellicoe’s ambitions for Soho

Almost Lost: London’s Buildings Loved and Loathed opened this month at Wellington Arch. The exhibition by English Heritage presents striking designs for London by leading designers and planners. Included in the exhibition is a 1954 scheme for Soho by the landscape architect and former lecturer at the University of Greenwich (then Thames Polytechnic), Geoffrey Jellicoe. If you see the exhibition let us know what you … Continue reading New Exhibition shows Jellicoe’s ambitions for Soho

Double Awards for Greenwich Landscape Graduate

Greenwich graduate Bethany Gale has been recognised in two prestigious awards this year. In November Bethany was highly commended in the 2013 Landscape Institute Awards for her outstanding design portfolio, while earlier in the year her project, Reclaiming the Canalside, was shortlisted for the RIBA Forgotten Spaces 2013 Competition. Bethany Gale graduated from the MA Landscape Architecture programme in 2012 and currently works for BDP. Continue reading Double Awards for Greenwich Landscape Graduate

Unnatural Futures

From genetically modified foods to zombie apocalypse, concerns about the future are increasingly reflected in contemporary media, policy and culture. An unnatural future is being shaped by rapidly escalating anxieties about the social, cultural, environmental and technological risks that now pervade everyday life. This climate of fear and uncertainty about the future requires careful consideration around how best to respond and intervene in debates, discussion … Continue reading Unnatural Futures

Trenton wins appeal to remain in the UK

In April 2012 Trenton Oldfield stepped into the Thames to protest at elitism in British society. His protest in the public space of the river Thames disrupted the 158th annual university boat race. He was duly arrested, imprisoned and was due to be deported back to Australia. Today he won his appeal against the ruling by the home secretary, Theresa May, who claimed that he was “not conducive to … Continue reading Trenton wins appeal to remain in the UK

The Manhattan Grid Expanded to Every Point on Earth

For those of you who miss the exactness of the New York City gridiron you can find your place relative to the grid on the Extended NY website. The website extends the New York City grid of streets across the planet, so you can be in New York while you are also in London. You will see from the image that our new building at … Continue reading The Manhattan Grid Expanded to Every Point on Earth

Biodesign exhibition in Rotterdam

Living trees support houses and bridges; mushrooms replace synthetic foam for packaging and insulation; leaves grow into decorative patterns inside glass tiles. For a forthcoming exhibition at The New Institute, curator William Myers has selected dozens of projects that illustrate new ways to harness living systems for art, design and production. Biodesign: On the Cross-Pollination of Nature, Science and Creativity will run from 27 September through 5 … Continue reading Biodesign exhibition in Rotterdam