Landscape as Urbanism by Charles Waldheim – Lecture at University of Greenwich

You are invited to join architect and landscape theorist, Charles Waldheim, who will present Landscape as Urbanism at the University of Greenwich on Tuesday 24th May, 2016. The lecture will be free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.   +++ An International Public Open Lecture, drinks reception and Book Launch at University of Greenwich, London +++ On Tuesday 24th May, 2016 +++ 6:30pm … Continue reading Landscape as Urbanism by Charles Waldheim – Lecture at University of Greenwich

Topotek1’s Martin Rein-Cano to speak at Greenwich

The Landscape Architecture programmes at the University of Greenwich will continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary with a lecture by Martin Rein-Cano, founder of Topotek1. Martin will deliver a Hawksmoor International Lecture on Thursday 18th February at 6:30pm. In his lecture Martin Rein-Cano will be presenting a Topotek 1 project, Superkilen in Copenhagen. Superkilen is a public park in the cultural diverse neighbourhood of Nørrebro, Copenhagen. As a reflection … Continue reading Topotek1’s Martin Rein-Cano to speak at Greenwich

Comment on James Corner’s UoG lecture on 19th November

James Corner gave a very good lecture, ‘recovering’ one’s faith in the capability of landscape architects to do great projects which make cities better places. Also, he helped me understand what he means by ‘landscape urbanism’. I do not disagree with his view. But I tend to think of LU more as a design method than, perhaps, Corner does. The 2012 Queen Elizabeth Park illustrates the point: … Continue reading Comment on James Corner’s UoG lecture on 19th November

Landscape urbanism as an approach to development planning

It’s good that the University of Greenwich has a programme in Landscape & Urbanism.  The Wikipedia entry on landscape urbanism opens with the statement that ‘Landscape Urbanism is a theory of urban planning arguing that the best way to organize cities is through the design of the city’s landscape, rather than the design of its buildings‘. Personally, I find this more helpful than much of … Continue reading Landscape urbanism as an approach to development planning

ADVANCED LANDSCAPE STUDIO ::: An exhibition of design works by the MA Landscape Architecture and MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism graduates

ADVANCED LANDSCAPE STUDIO ::: An exhibition of design works by graduates of the MA Landscape Architecture and MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism programmes – Private View 25 September, 18:00hrs – University of Greenwich, 10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich, London The 2014/15 design works of the Advanced Landscape Studio (MALA / MScALU) was focused on site-based actions, interventions and infrastructures between Greenwich and Woolwich. Projects investigated the infrastructures … Continue reading ADVANCED LANDSCAPE STUDIO ::: An exhibition of design works by the MA Landscape Architecture and MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism graduates

What is it to design the city? Find out on the Masters Advanced Landscape and Urbanism

Applications are open for the Masters Advanced Landscape and Urbanism. The Masters programme supports students to develop inventive and speculative approaches to the design of cities, landscape and territories. It promotes distinct design and research methods and the integration of new and innovative technologies to explore the complexity of contemporary cities, including issues of urban growth, climate change, globalisation and social inequality. The programme is designed … Continue reading What is it to design the city? Find out on the Masters Advanced Landscape and Urbanism

You are invited to a lecture by Christoph a. Kumpusch…

You are invited to a lecture by Christoph a. Kumpusch, The Theory of Everything – The Practice of One Thing Thursday 12th March 2015 > 6.30pm Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003] The Hawksmoor International Open Lecture Series Christoph a. Kumpusch is a New York-based architect and the principal ofC.a.K LAB and Productions. He is the director of Forward Slash (/), a multidisciplinary and experimental group, Co-Founder … Continue reading You are invited to a lecture by Christoph a. Kumpusch…

Smout Allen: Augmented Landscapes and Delicate Machinery

In their lecture last month Mark Smout and Laura Allen discussed their recent work where architectural representation and the iterative process of design (investigation, proposition, drawing, making, modeling) lead to highly visual and engaging pieces which establish an important relationship between the user, the viewer and the artist/designer/architect. Smout Allen are architectural designers, researchers and Senior Lecturers based at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. … Continue reading Smout Allen: Augmented Landscapes and Delicate Machinery

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

What are the ten best designed landscape projects in London?

  What are the best contemporary landscape architecture projects in London? Well, let’s see… 10 – The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park designed by LDA Design and Hargreaves Associates. This park was built for the 2012 London Olympics and is being reconfigured following the games. The design incorporates the signature land forms that can be seen in much of the work of George Hargreaves. The South Plaza of the park was … Continue reading What are the ten best designed landscape projects in London?