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The Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture Chicago  has invited us to participate in the exhibition organized under the theme ”Dialogues on Urbanization: Emerging Landscapes” with our Garraf’s Landfill Landscape Restoration project

An initiative of IIT Dean, Wiel Arets, and part of the prestigious Master of Landscape MLA of this university.


The exhibition acknowledges the work of the most influential landscape designers on the international scene and is organized under 11 categories that reflect the challenges facing us in what they call the “Age of Planetary Urbanization.”

The opening also featured the lecture of Adrian Geeuze, Co-founder West8, Rotterdam.


This is the text of the exhibition and presentation of the participants:

“Over the past decade, the design disciplines have increasingly adapted their research and design methods in response to the complexity and speed of urbanization in the 21st century. “Dialogues on Urbanization: Emerging Landscapes” takes stock of recent disciplinary developments in research methods, design strategies, and representational modes in landscape architecture and urbanism through pairing eleven speculative and eleven built projects. Diverse in geography and content, each pair addresses a common issue stemming from 21st-century processes of urbanization. From flood mitigation strategies in Seoul to freight-based settlements in the Illinois Fox River Valley, “Dialogues on Urbanization” underscores landscape architecture’s considerable contribution towards reimagining urban systems such as mobility networks, agricultural production, and waste flows, at multiple scales, from the planetary to the hyper-local.”


Leveraging Regional Resources: PFS Studio + Parallax Landscape
Reconciling Abundance and Scarcity:
Atelier Jacqueline Osty and associés + Fadi Masoud
Seeding Alternative Futures:
Batlle i Roig & Teresa Galí-Izard + Xiaoxuan Lu
Catalyzing Social Productivity: Diana Wiesner Arquitectura y Paisaje eu + Margen-Lab & Owar
Conducting Urban Metabolisms: Studio Marco Vermeulen + Hinterlands Urbanism and Landscape
Cultivating Industrial Ecologies: Nelson, Byrd, Woltz Landscape Architects + Forbes Lipschitz
Digesting Urban Externalities: Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning and Design Institute + ATLAS Lab
Engineering Landscape Infrastructure: SLA + SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Grounding Global Capital: Newtown Landscape Architects + Adriana Chávez
Growing Hydrological Infrastructure: Turenscape + Chon Supawongse
Harnessing Latent Ecologies: PARKKIM + Luis Callejas & Camilo Restrepo



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