The Landscapists Exhibition has opened in London's Stephen Lawrence Gallery
The Landscapists exhibition includes works by artists, designers, and researchers, including James Corner (Field Operations), Drawing Architecture Studio, Kate Orff (SCAPE), Luis Callejas (LCLA), and Ed Wall (Project Studio).
The Landscapists exhibition explores the practices employed as contemporary landscapes are produced. It has developed from contributions to The Landscapists: Redefining Landscape Relations, an issue of Architectural Design guest-edited by Ed Wall. The Landscapists sets out that landscapes are made and remade through interrelations between people and the worlds around them – from geographers investigating the lives of urban wastelands to landscape architects projecting future cities, and from migrants navigating border systems to artists working with local residents. In contrast to tendencies to emphasise the physical forms of landscapes, with their potential to be redesigned and represented in drawings, The Landscapists brings to the forefront the social structure of landscapes by focusing on a range of practices and daily actions. As conventional frames of landscape are challenged, other ways of measuring, mapping, imagining, designing, building and occupying them are revealed.
The Stephen Lawrence Gallery is in the Stirling Prize shortlisted Stockwell Street building designed by Heneghan Peng architects.
The Landscapists exhibition has been curated by Ed Wall, Emma Colthurst and Alexis Liu. It is open in the Stephen Lawrence Gallery until 18 June, 2021.
Project Studio was founded by Ed Wall as a platform for design and research collaborations focused on landscapes, cities and territories. Works, such as Lubricity, Park Works, Roaming Forest, and the Valley Project, have been published in The Guardian, Architects’ Journal, Architectural Design (AD), Building Design, Abitare, and Arch Daily and exhibited at the Van Alen Institute, Royal Academy, Building Centre, Garden Museum, Des Moines Art Center, Landscape Urbanism Biennial, and the Stephen Lawrence Gallery.