Ed Wall

Ed Wall BA, BLA, MUD

Ed Wall

Academic Leader Landscape

Department of Architecture and Landscape

Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities

Ed joined the University of Greenwich in 2013 as Academic Leader Landscape. He had previously been a Senior Lecturer at Kingston University, Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Milano and a visiting lecturer/critic at City College New York, Columbia University GSAPP, Alcala School of Architecture, UCL The Bartlett and The Architecture Association.

Ed has written widely, including: a co-authored book with Tim Waterman, Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design (2009); book chapters, Infrastructural form, interstitial spaces and informal acts, in Infrastructural Urbanism: Addressing the In-Between (2011), Working the realities of landscape in Educating Architects (2014) and Landscapes of variance: working the gap between design and nature, in Smart Infrastructure Design: Bridging the Gap Between Nature and Design (2015). He has also written several journal articles, including for Topos and Landscape, the journal of the Landscape Institute.

Ed trained in landscape architecture and urban design, working for 15 years in professional practice before founding Project Studio, a design and research platform to explore the processes and forms of public space, landscape and cities. Key projects include winning and shortlisted collaborations, including: Roaming Forest (2010) for Landscape Urbanism Biennale; Park Works (2012) for Des Moines Waterworks Park, Iowa; Lubricity (2013) for Architecture Foundation and Royal Academy. These projects have been published internationally, including: Architects’ Journal, Building Design, Landscape Architecture Network, Abitare and Arch Daily. Projects have been exhibited at the Royal Academy, EME3 International Festival of Architecture, Garden Museum, Biennale of Landscape Urbanism, London Festival of Architecture and the Van Alen Institute.

Through his work Ed has been invited to be the Chair of the Awards Jury for Policy and Research (2012) and Student Portfolio (2009, 2011) for the Landscape Institute Awards. He has been a panel member for Dare Terra conference at The Urban Centre, Milan (2012). Ed has also co-organised a symposium at UCL The Bartlett, Landscape and Critical Agency (2012) and has co-organised an international workshop hosted at the Van Alen Institute in New York (2013).

Academic lead for landscape architecture programmes

  • Visiting Professor, Politecnico di Milano
  • Chartered Member of Landscape Institute (CMLI)

Ed's research focuses on the processes and forms of public space, landscape and cities. This includes the site-specific research methods and design speculations which are central to studio culture within the university and landscape architecture practice. Specific projects have investigated: the relationship between the formal and the informal in the development of cities; informality in public space; processes of public space; environmental and public space infrastructures; and the relations between landscape architecture and urban design.

Wall, E & Dring, M. 2015. Landscapes of variance: working the gap between design and nature. In: Huack, T et al. Smart Infrastructure Design: Bridging the Gap Between Nature and Design. Taylor and Francis. (To be published 2015)

Wall, E. 2014. Working the realities of landscape. In: Spiller, N. Educating Architects. Thames and Hudson. (To be published 2014)

Waterman, T. & Wall, E. 2013. Un diálogo con el paisaje: proyecto, representación y proceso, Urban NS05. (Published)

Waterman, T. & Wall, E. 2012. The Landscape Conversation. In: Moretto, G. (ed.) 2012. Donana: Out of the city. Maggioli, Milan
Wall, E. 2012. One illusion and two occupations. In: Landscape: The Journal of the Landscape Institute: Spring 2012. Wardour. (Published)

Wall, E. 2011. Infrastructural form, interstitial spaces and informal acts. In: Hauck, T, Keller, R. and Kleinekort, V. (2011) Infrastructural Urbanism: Addressing the In-Between. DOM. ISBN: 978-3-86922-131-1 (Published)

Wall, E. 2011. Between formal and informal: temporality, flexibility and the un-planned. Exhibition catalogue for Timing 2010: Biennale of Landscape Urbanism. Bat-Yam, Israel. (Published)

Wall, E., Dring, M. and Bar Maor, Y. 2011. The Roaming Forest: Setting Public Space Free. In: Landscape: The Journal of the Landscape Institute: Winter 2011. Wardour. ISSN:1742-2914 (Published)

Wall, E. 2010. Biennal of Landscape Urbanism, Israel. In: Topos 73: City Regeneration, Callwey. ISBN 978-3-7667-1892-1 (Published)

Lueder, C. and Wall, E. 2010. The Iconic and the Charged Field. In: Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Volume 1, Issue 3, (pp.85-102), Common Ground Publishing. ISSN (print) ISSN 2154-8676
Wall, E. and Waterman, T. 2009. Basics Landscape Architecture: Urban Design. AVA Publishing. ISBN-13:978-2-940411-12-2 (Published)Wall, E. 2005. Identifying Public Space. In:Green Spaces (October 2005)

Landscape Design Trust (Published)

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Wall, E. (2014) Five Public Space Codes for London. In: Future Cities 3 Conference. 10-11 April 2014. University of Greenwich, London

Wall, E. (2012) Landscape of variance. In: Designing Nature as Infrastructure Conference. 23-24 November 2012. TUM (Technical University Munich), Munich

Wall, E. (2012) Post-Landscape: The failed promise of landscape and the potential of public space. In: Landscape and Critical Agency Symposium. 17 February 2012. UCL The Bartlett, London
Wall, E. (2011) Landscape: Between actions, plans and the city. In: Yenikapi International Congress: The future of the past of Yenikapi transfer point and archaeological park. Architecture - Infrastructure – Archaeology. 11-13 September 2011. Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul

Wall, E. (2011) London's Public Space: Scales of Authority and Action. In International Conference of Critical Geography 2011. Frankfurt Am Main

Wall, E. (2011) Future landscape / future cities. In: Big Landscape 2020; 1-3 July 2011, Landscape Institute, London

Waterman, T. and Wall, E. (2010) Landscape: Design, Representation, Process: A Conversation. In: Emerging Landscapes; 25-27 June 2010, University of Westminster. (Unpublished)

Wall, E. (2010) Definitions of a new landscape territory. In: Dare Terra; 17-18 June 2010, Urban Center, Milan, Italy. (Unpublished)
Wall, E. and Johnston, S. (2009) Informality in the derelict public spaces of the city. In: Landscape and Ruins - Planning and design for the regeneration of derelict places; 23.09.09, Genova. ISBN: 978-88-6055-418-5

Wall, E. and Johnston, S. (2009) Elephant and Castle: Informality in public space. Research seminar at Kingston University CSCAIPE (Unpublished)

Wall, E. (2009) Architecture International Seminar in Cadiz: Rehabilitation of urban edges and sustainability of the identity (Unpublished)

Wall, Ed. (2008) Informality in public space. In: Measure and dimensional scale: Big containers and the inner landscape. New Paradigms of a Net City, Politecnico di Milano. (Unpublished)
Wall, E. (2007) Urban landscape systems. In: Paesaggi interni. New Dimension for the Inner Urban Landscapes; June 22-29, 2007, Milan, Italy. (Unpublished)

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