Landscape Learn will provide free learning resources online or for purchase through this website. You will be able to access, essays, comment pieces, design projects and research publications. Alongside our programme of events we will also post supplementary information to support further study.
Jo and Neil will present a seminar on Systemic Design in Urbanism, at the Dipartimento di Architettura Roma Tre on Friday the 15th February 2019.
They will talk about the work of Landscape Learn and J & L Gibbons and the need to interface with natural processes and cultural networks to help sustain life and wellbeing in the city.
Neil talked at ‘Nature and Well-being in the design of contemporary public space’ an international conference hosted by the University of Naples Federico II on the 28th of January.
He introduced the work of Landscape Learn and J & L Gibbons and the @Urban Mind Project with reference to the role of nature in open urban spaces.
NORA SILVA: THE RELUCTANT GOOD BYE
We are delighted to support Nora Silva with her site specific performance in the Arctic ‘The Reluctant Good Bye’. A thought provoking work raising urgent questions about the climate crisis and our own perceived helplessness to affect change as individuals - you can find out more on Nora’s website here.
URBAN MIND: USING SMARTPHONE TECHNOLOGIES TO INVESTIGATE THE IMPACT OF NATURE ON MENTAL WELLBEING IN REAL TIME
Ioannis Bakolis, Ryan Hammoud, Michael Smythe, Johanna
Gibbons, Neil Davidson, Stefania Tognin, Andrea Mechelli
We are pleased to announce that the pilot phase of Urban Mind our cross disciplinary research project that investigates how different aspects of the urban environment affect our mental wellbeing is now complete, and the results are published in the January issue of BioScience, a scientific journal by Oxford University Press.
Having completed the pilot phase, we are now preparing to launch a full-scale international study in Spring 2018. More details on this new study will be announced soon.
BELOW GROUND | CITY SYLVICULTURE AND THE ART AND SCIENCE OF CITY SOILS
Johanna Gibbons and Tim O’Hare
Johanna Gibbons and Tim O’Hare have worked together on numerous projects over the last 20 years, many with challenging sites and soils, and clients with high expectations. Jo and Tim both recognize the challenges of the urban landscape and the importance of urban tree soils, particularly related to the establishment of trees for the long-term. The essay touches on the interests of both disciplines; landscape architecture and soil science in a discussion on the art and the science of soil, reflected in the poetry of Steven J. Fowler, Poet in Residence at J & L Gibbons.
This collection of essays reflects the complexities of landscape, its composition, process of evolution, historical perspective and social condition provides the critical underlying narratives from which to begin the design process. Through our practice we are committed to the environment and inspired by the forces of nature, and the beauty of the planet. Through our profession we seek deliberate action in exploring ways in which diverse shifting communities can coexist as a more balanced part of the ecosystem.