Ed Wall founded Project Studio in 2007 as a platform for design and research collaborations focused on landscapes, cities and territories.
Ed is Academic Leader Landscape at the University of Greenwich, Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Milano (DiAP) and City of Vienna Visiting Professor 2017: Urban culture, public space and the future – Urban equity and the global agenda (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) exploring relations between different ways that public spaces have been made and remade in London. Ed initially trained in landscape architecture in Manchester (MMU) and urban design, under Michael Sorkin, in New York (CCNY).
Ed has written widely, including for journals Urban (2013), Landscape: The Journal of the Landscape Institute (2011, 2012) and Topos (2011) and essays for Teaching Landscape (2018), Representing Landscapes: Analogue (2018), OASE 98 (2017), Questo Metropolitan Architecture (2015), Revising Green Infrastructure: Concepts Between Design and Nature (2014), Educating Architects (2014) and Infrastructural Urbanism: Addressing the In-Between (2011). Ed has written several books, most recently he has co-edited, with Tim Waterman, Landscape and Agency (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).
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).
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 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.
Photo: Ed Wall at University of Greenwich taken by Marko Jobst