Leading Portuguese landscape architect João Nunes will deliver this year’s David Skinner Memorial Lecture at Edinburgh College of Art
Having gained a degree in landscape architecture from the Institute Superior de Agronomia da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa in 1985, and a masters in landscape architecture from the Escuela Tècnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcellona, Universitá Politecnica di Catalunya in 1996, Nunes founded PROAP in 1989.
Based in Lisbon, with offices in Luanda, Angola, and Treviso, Italy, PROAP currently employs 50 professionals in a cross-disciplinary team, with landscape architecture as its core activity.
Notable projects include: the arts centre Casa das Mudas, Madeira, with architect Paolo David; the redevelopment of the Fort of Fenestrelle, Italy; the 90-hectare Tejo and Tranco Urban Park for the 1998 Lisbon Expo; the masterplan for Antwerp’s waterfront; and the Portugal’s L’and Vineyard Resort.
Recent publications include Lost Competitions, ‘a recognition of the importance of competitions as decisive research moments in our practice and our perception on landscape’.
João Nunes has taught and lectured internationally at universities including Harvard, Universitá di Girona, Escuela Tècnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona, IUAV Venice and the Politecnico di Milano.
The David Skinner Memorial Lecture 2013 takes place at 7pm on Wednesday 20 March, in the main lecture theatre at Edinburgh College of Art.