Latest News in Landscape Architecture
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In this week’s Latest News in Landscape Architecture, we take a look at how the “Lost Spaces” of our cities can provide answers to creating a better sense of place, see just how the urban and social systems can be interlinked, marvel at a virtual flood stimulation in Amsterdam and look forward to events such as the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show and the European Design Conference and Awards Ceremony. With an eclectic mix of topics, may you find a little bit of inspiration in each of them!
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The Latests News in Landscape Architecture
- Three ways we can make the most of our cities’ unused nooks and crannies: The Globe and Mail
A recent ideas competition named “Lost Spaces Found” has held the attention of about 300 designers to focus their spatial transformation abilities on the “nooks and crannies” of the city of Calgary, Canada. The result of the competition has allowed designers and city-dwellers alike on the way we think about the opportunities that exist our cities. With many entries that look at spaces such as a railway line to a highway underpass or having play interventions and greeting cards, the competition demonstrates that through small interventions of unnoticed spaces, we can create an invaluable sense of place.
Now, as we branch out to the wider network, you may be interested to hear about an annual conference and awards ceremony organised by the European Design Organisation- the European Design Conference and Awards Ceremony. This year, it will be held in Istanbul on Saturday 23rd May 2015. The event is held in a different European City each year and is a great meeting place for outstanding designers throughout Europe. From studio walks to the awards, conference participants have a chance to hear about the experiences of prominent names in the design field.
- There’s nothing like the glory of our gardens: The Telegraph
The RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) Chelsea Flower Show is back this year and will be running from 19th to 23rd May 2015. This entertaining article may get you excited about the spectacular gardens on show, demonstrating just exactly why gardening is a form of the British art: “Only the British made the garden a personal obsession: whether it’s the champion marrow grower or the ornamental rose addict” and the secret ingredient being the glorious British weather! To get your tickets or to find out more information, click here.
WATCH: What to expect from the Telegraph’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 garden
An American landscape architect Colleen Clines is using her design training and creative approach on a project in India that provides sex workers new careers in textile and design production. Clines explains: “Design can become the tool for sustainable solutions to gender inequality, social injustice and environmental degradation” and that the understanding of urban systems can be applied to complicated social systems.
Clines also has a linked project in Louisville, Kentucky, that aims to create a network of small-scale gardens that support the cultivation of dye plants for the purpose of natural textile production, providing “an income stream for participants, enhances ecological balance, strengthens the local economy, and educates the community about sustainable textile practices.” News like this just goes to show no matter how small or big of a problem, design training can provide an invaluable skill for solving various matters around the world.
Recently, Waterlicht, a.k.a Water Light has temporarily transformed Amsterdam’s Museumplein. The light installation powerfully demonstrated to the people how high water could submerge Holland and parts of the Netherlands without constant human intervention. Using the latest LED technology, the spread of the shifting waves that resemble the ocean waves and their movement is a striking piece of artwork/ intervention that serves a very serious purpose. Watch the video below to see the virtual flood in action.
WATCH: Waterlicht Museumplein Amsterdam by Daan Roosegaarde [OFFICIAL MOVIE]
News report by Win Phyo
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