Ed Wall

Ed Wall BA, BLA, MUD

Ed Wall

Ed Wall

Academic Portfolio Lead - Landscape Architecture

Department of Architecture and Landscape

Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Humanities

Ed is Academic Leader Landscape at the University of Greenwich and Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Milano (DiAP). In 2017 he was City of Vienna Visiting Professor: Urban culture, public space and the future – Urban equity and the global agenda at TU Wien (SKuOR). He is currently an external examiner at the Architecture Association in London.

Ed completed his PhD in the Cities Programme at the London School of Economics (LSE). He initially trained in landscape architecture in Manchester (MMU) and then urban design, under Michael Sorkin, in New York (CCNY).

Ed has written several books, most recently he co-edited, with Tim Waterman, Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays (2017). In 2015 he founded, with Alex Malaescu, Testing-Ground: The Journal of Landscapes, Cities and Territories. Currently, Ed is guest editing a future landscape issue of Architectural Design (AD) due to be published by Wiley in 2020.

Ed has lectured at Columbia University (GSAPP), Central St. Martins (UAL), Alcala School of Architecture, Manchester School of Architecture (MSA) and Politecnico di Milano (DiAP) and has been a design critic at Columbia University, City College New York (CUNY), the Architecture Association and the Bartlett (UCL).

In 2007 Ed founded Project Studio as a platform for design and research collaborations focused on landscapes, cities and territories. 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 in: The Guardian, Architects' Journal, Building Design, Landscape Architecture Network, Abitare and Arch Daily. Projects have also been exhibited at the Van Alen Institute, Royal Academy, EME3 International Festival of Architecture, Building Centre, Garden Museum, Stephen Lawrence Gallery and Des Moines Art Center.

Academic lead for landscape architecture courses

  • 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 di├ílogo con el paisaje: proyecto, representaci├│n 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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