Kingston University is inviting students and professionals to take part in a ‘landscape collaboration’ on relationships between Liverpool and New York
Initiated by Pat Brown and Ed Wall, Liverpool New York aims to bring together those interested in landscape and urbanism, including students, practitioners, policy makers, businesses and agencies, ‘and anyone else involved in making great cities’.
The collaboration is open to anyone who would like to attend or participate through lectures, workshops, field visits and design projects.
Brown, who is director of the Landscape Interface Studio at Kingston University, suggests that this is an interesting development of the EU-funded North SEAfaring project completed in 2007: ‘With North SEAfaring we explored, through spatial planning, the maritime heritage of different cities around the North Sea. The Liverpool New York collaboration builds on this and allows us to explore the complexity of relations through working and designing with people and practices outside of the university.’
The collaboration will be launched in November with a visit to New York. Planned events include exploring sites, such as West 8’s scheme for Governors Island, and visiting practices and place such as the Van Alen Institute. Although spaces are limited the field visit is open to anyone who is interested.
For more details and to discuss how you can become involved please contact Ed Wall (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Kingston University.