Ed’s research into Expanding Architectural Operations has been selected for a Graham Foundation 2020 Grant to Individuals (Research and Development). The proposal to explore specific forms of global architectural practice was selected to be funded from over 600 submissions from around the world. The research was enthusiastically supported by Michael Sorkin, Ed’s teacher and mentor of over 15 years, before he passed away in March 2020.
Ed has written an article for the journal of the Landscape Institute, Landscape.
Who designs the landscapes around us? What practices are employed as contemporary landscapes are produced? This issue of Architectural Design, that was published by Wiley in January 2020 and has been guest-edited by Ed Wall, sets out that landscapes are made and remade through interrelations between
Ed has been working with theorist Maria Korolkova and researcher Emma Colthurst to develop Advanced Urban, a centre for interdisciplinary urban research that intersects new materiality, media and space.
In June Ed presented a webinar, High Streets, Low Lands, for the London Architecture Festival. His presentation explored the importance of landscape thinking to the future of high streets.
In April Ed was invited to present at a seminar with Chris Reed and Alyssa Battistoni at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. The studio led by Jill Desimini and Rosalea Monacella is focused on design for the near-future city.
Ed wrote an article for the Landscape Research Group exploring opportunities to expand public space in the UK as the country eases out of the Covid-19 lock-down.
Description: The Valley Project is an exploration of Patrick Geddes valley section as a tool for analysis and speculation of urban landscapes. Extending beyond what Geddes termed ‘natural occupations’, the project proposes that the framework of the valley section be adapted to analyse other relations with land, from historic forms to future urbanisations.