Greenwich Landscape Architect hosts sold out event at Tate Modern


A University of Greenwich lectures hosts series of international research events in London, New York and Milan

Dr Ed Wall, Academic Lead for Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Greenwich, is hosting series of international events for the launch of The Landscapists (upcoming virtual seminars), the latest issue of Architectural Design (AD), focused on redefining relations of landscape. Starting with a sold-out event at the Tate Modern Terrace Bar in London, followed by public talks at the Architecture Centre (AIA) in New York City and at the Rhode Island School of Design, the events will bring together contributors to the publication to discuss the future of landscape architecture.

Ed explains: "The Landscapists elevates the work and voices of people who are redefining the worlds around us. Engaging with concerns of future generations is core to this work."

The Landscapists critically investigates landscapes made and remade through interrelations between people and the worlds around them - from geographers investigating the lives of urban wastelands to landscape architects addressing future cities at a time of climate crisis, and from migrants navigating border systems to artists studying urban neighbourhoods. Published this year by Wiley, the publication includes articles from James Corner, the designer of the acclaimed High Line park in New York, and Design Earth whose work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Venice Architecture Biennale. The Landscapists also includes design work of students from Greenwich and an article by recent Landscape Architecture graduates.

"It is important to provide a platform for younger designers to engage with world-leading landscape architects, artists, researchers and activists."

The launch events are co-organised by Ed Wall and contributors to the issue. Throughout 2020 there will be public events in London, New York, Milan. An exhibition of the work is also being curated at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery by Ed Wall, Alexis Xiaotong Liu and Emma Colthurst.