UN/DER/REPRESENTED: DESIGNING LANDSCAPES / CITIES / TERRITORIES

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/// UN/DER/REPRESENTED: DESIGNING LANDSCAPES / CITIES / TERRITORIES

Join the UN/DER/REPRESENTED summer workshop at the University of Greenwich to explore the design of landscapes and cities.

The workshop is for Year 12 students from 29 July – 2 August, 2019, at the university’s award-winning Stockwell Street building in London.

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  • Work with leading landscape architects, urban designers, artists and architects.
  • Investigate cultural, social and environmental dimensions of cities.
  • Learn design, mapping and modelling techniques.
  • Join presentations from organisations, such as Greater London Authority, Royal Parks and Gensler.

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The workshop is free to attend. Register your interest by emailing us at the Design_School@greenwich.ac.uk, with your full name, contact email address and ‘Un/der/represented Workshop’ in the title of the email. For updates: https://thelandscape.org/underrepresented

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The workshop is organised by the BA Hons Landscape Architecture team at the University of Greenwich. The BA Hons degree is focused on the speculative design of landscapes and cities informed by site-focused research. For information: Design_School@greenwich.ac.uk

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The first 4-day summer workshop took place at the University of Greenwich from 23-26 July 2018 and involved sixteen Year 12 students from across London.

The aims of the first workshop were: to focus on the design of cities by young people who live in them; to design urban spaces by/with/for individuals and groups who are un/less-represented in current city-making processes [such as young, homeless, disabled, low income people, migrants and minorities]; and to explore un/less-professional approaches to design.

The workshop involved: studying an area of Deptford, in South London, through taking photographs and making recordings; exploring spaces of the city that allow people to be ‘seen’, locations from which people can ‘see’ and sites in which people could ‘hide’; developing sketch design proposals for changes to Deptford that would enable observing, showing off and concealing different activities; writing manifestos to accompany designs; and constructing a collective model that revealed individual and shared ambitions for London. The workshop was concluded by presenting the model and exhibition to friends and colleagues from across London. A small book was produced from the work created by the students.

During the workshop students worked with experienced landscape architects, urban designers and architects to write strategic urban manifestos, develop large city models, and create a collective exhibition and publication. The workshop included support and speakers from the Greater London Authority (Robert Baffour-Awuah), The Royal Parks (Jane Pelly, Graham Dear), BNP Paribas (Denizer Ibrahim), DNA Deptford Neighbourhood Action, Voice4Deptford, John Evelyn Community Garden (Vanessa Celosse), Landscape Institute (Tahlia McKinnon), Gensler, East Anglia Records, Advanced Landscape Studio and the University of Greenwich.

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The Landscape Architecture and Urbanism programmes (BA, MA, MLA, MSc and PhD) at the University of Greenwich are focused on the speculative design of landscapes, cities and territories informed by site-focused research. The University of Greenwich is the only institution in London offering Landscape Institute accredited education from BA to Masters. For more information, contact us at Design_School@greenwich.ac.uk.

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