Two winners announced for LI Student Travel Award
Leeds Metropolitan University student Jack Campbell Clause will be travelling to Kenya in June to look at the role of landscape architects in the slum upgrading process. Jack will be supervising part of the latest Productive Public Space project for Kounkuey Design Initiative.
Andrew Kenny from Northern Ireland will be visiting Istanbul to research and record informally planned developments and new regeneration projects in Istanbul. He will be looking at the displacement of communities by regeneration and what lessons can be learned to inform work with migrant communities and community planned landscape architecture.
The award is supported by a fund set up in memory of David Ashmore, Adrian Brunswick and Michael Norton, three landscape architects who were tragically killed in an air crash at Biggin Hill on 13 January 1979. A legacy was added to the fund on the death of Mary Mitchell in December 1988. The aim is to provide applicants with an opportunity to travel that might not otherwise be open to them.
The high standard of entries made judging extremely difficult, said Student Awards Panel chair Martin Hird CMLI.
“The successful applicants both demonstrated an exemplary approach to researching their specific topics of interest. Both topics are highly original and focus on developing new thinking in landscape architecture,” he explained.
The recipients will be reporting on their journeys of discovery in the autumn. Applications for the 2013 award will be open in the New Year.