This is a brief in-progress portfolio of design and research collaborations with the Project Studio of Ed Wall. Do get in touch if you would like to know more.
Ed brought together a team of architects, landscape architects, ecologists and engineers for the London As It Could Be Now workshops run by the Architecture Foundation. The team, The Eastern Reach, included George Wade, Ed Wall, Helena Rivera, Alex Malaescu, Kate Priestman and Chris McCarthy. They explored the eastern edge of London along the tidal Thames, an area between where Greater London ends and where the London Transport system begins. The work was presented to a public audience at the beginning of September and is currently on show at the Royal Academy as part of the Richard Rogers exhibition.
In September Ed was invited to give a presentation of his design practice work at the International Summer School of the Politecnico di Milano.
Ed has been appointed Academic Leader for Landscape at the University of Greenwich, in London. He will lead a portfolio of landscape and urbanism programmes including, BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture, MA Landscape Architecture and the new MSc Advanced Landscape and Urbanism programme that will commence in 2014. Do get in touch to know more about the porgrammes and potential collaborations.
A Landscape Conversation: Design, Representation, Process is a paper co-written by Tim Waterman and Ed Wall, recently published in the latest Critical Landscapes issue of Urban. The paper was first presented in 2010 at the Emerging Landscapes conference at the University of Westminster.
Image credit: DIRT Studio, 2001
In November Ed and Mike Dring presented a paper, Landscape of variance: working the gap between design and nature, at the Designing Nature as Infrastructure conference at the Technical University in Munich (TUM).
The paper describes that in design processes that work with the land there are variances, deviations and gaps. It proposes that these moments expose tensions and resistance between what is conceptualised and what is real to reveal complex landscape conditions and new design potentials.
Following the conference the TUM are planning to publish the essays and papers in an edited book.
The Machinist Landscape is Mike and Ed’s art/energy/landscape collaboration, with Greg Keeffe and Antonios Papanastasiou.
Ed and Helena, from A Small Studio, collaborated to create an installation for this years A Few More Friends exhibition organised by ALL Design. Your Title Deed presented a series of stolen things with an illustrated title deed that re-appropriated what had previously been taken from us.