About

Project Studio was founded by Ed Wall in 2007 as a platform for collaboration between professional practice and academia. Interdisciplinary projects range from regional plans to curated exhibitions, working with organisations including the Landscape Institute, Architecture Foundation, Royal Academy, and Landscape Urbanism Biennale. Projects such as Lubricity, Park Works, Roaming Forest, and the Valley Project have been published in The Guardian, Architects’ Journal, Architectural Design (AD), Building Design, Abitare, and Arch Daily. They have also been exhibited at the Van Alen Institute, Royal Academy, Building Centre, Garden Museum, Des Moines Art Center, Landscape Urbanism Bienniale, Melbourne Design Week, and the Stephen Lawrence Gallery.

Collaborators have included A Small Studio (Helena Rivera), East Anglia Records (Harry Bix), Christian Gabriel, Genus (Brett Douglas), Frederic Schwartz Architects (Frederic Schwartz), Green Shield Ecology (Steven N. Handel), ETM (E. Timothy Marshall), Room 60 (Matt Parker and Leo Thom), George Wade (ALL Design), Kate Priestman Ecology (Kate Priestman), Battle McCarthy (Chris McCarthy), Captivate (Simon Withers), Antonella Contin (Politecnico di Milano), Alfredo Ramirez (Architectural Association), Christina Geros (Royal College of Art), Dorothy Tang (National University of Singapore), Ed Wall (University of Greenwich), Gareth Doherty (Harvard University Graduate School of Design), Sandip Patil (CEPT University), Tim Waterman (The Bartlett, University College London), Yu Ye, (Beijing Forestry University), and Alex Malaescu.

“Wall forgoes the tired architectural publication approach to landscape design as a series of formal projects or sites that are designed or “reimagined.” Instead, landscapes are framed as conflicted, supportive, and dynamic—full of tensions and contradictions.” Review of The Landscapists in Landscape Architecture Magazine, April 2020

Ed Wall is Professor of Cities and Landscapes at the University of Greenwich and a Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is also a Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Milano, and in 2017, was the City of Vienna Visiting Professor for urban culture, public space and the future–urban equity and the global agenda (SKuOR/TU Wien). He holds a PhD from the Cities Programme of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ed explores public practices and landscape processes through concerns for spatial justice. His published work includes Contesting Public Spaces: Social Lives of Urban Redevelopment in London (2022) and ‘The Landscapists: Redefining Landscape Relations’, an edited special issue of Architectural Design (2020). He also co-edited Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays (2017), Landscape Citizenships (2019), and Unsettled Urban Space: Routines, Temporalities and Contestations (2023). He is co-editor of the forthcoming Collective Landscape Futures (2025).

Ed directed Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Greenwich for 10-years, developing a critical and interdisciplinary design focus. During this time, he co-founded Testing-Ground: Journal of Landscapes, Cities and Territories. He also established the Un/der/represented Summer School aiming to widen participation for teenagers in designing their own city and initiated the Field Office, a research and knowledge exchange collaboration to support new forms of situated practices. His pedagogical research and work of students has been published widely.

Ed is on the Board of Experts for the European Prize for Public Space and was a Design Council Specialist Expert (2021-2024). He leads the Spatial and Digital Ecologies research group where his work has been supported by the Graham Foundation and Landscape Research Group.

Email: ed@projectstudio.co.uk
Twitter: @eddwall
Instagram: @eddwall

[Image: Stockwell Street, University of Greenwich (Marko Jobst, 2014)]