Description: TESTING-GROUND is an independent design research journal focused on research, experimentation and design of landscapes, cities, and territories. It provides a platform to critique established urban theory and a place to investigate emerging architectural, political, and ecological concepts. The focus of each issue emerges from collaborative workshops which explore specific ideas and concerns.
TESTING-GROUND was founded with the aim of bringing a range of voices, from teenagers and students to established academics and practitioners, across a range of landscape disciplines. The first three issues have been Trajectories, Other Sides, and Youthhood.
Contributors have included Eyal Weizman [Forensic Architecture], Léopold Lambert [The Funambulist], Suzanne O’Connell [The Decorators], Thomas Mical, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Tim Waterman, and Ed Wall.
TESTING-GROUND was founded by Ed Wall and Alex Malaescu and was first published by Advanced Landscape and Urbanism at the University of Greenwich, London.
Date: 2014 –
Founding editors: Ed Wall and Alex Malaescu
Editorial board: Emily Charlton, Altan R. Dervish, Iulia Fratila, Mais Kalthoum, Alexis Liu, Alex Malaescu, Rebecca McDonald-Balfour, Ed Wall, and Meredith Will
Past contributors: Aditya Barve, Alex Loannou, Anushka Athique, Bob Bagley, Carmel Keren, Dominique Cheng, Ed Wall, Eyal Weizman, Haya Mani, Iulia Fratila, James M. Nelson, Jens Haendeler, John-Joseph Watters, Laila Murad, Léopold Lambert, Matthew Skjonsberg, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Roo Angell, Sophie Maguire, Sue Ball, Suzanne O’Connell, Thomas Mical, Tim Waterman, Yael Bar-Maor, and Yiannis Papadakis.