Book Launch: Landscape Citizenships
30 November 2021, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Join Dr Tim Waterman, lecturer at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, Jane Wolff, University of Toronto and Ed Wall, University of Greenwich for a discussion of their latest book, Landscape Citizenships.
Editors: Tim Waterman, Jane Wolff and Ed Wall
The book Landscape Citizenships, edited by Tim Waterman, Jane Wolff, and Ed Wall, challenges assumptions that landscape and citizenship belong in different intellectual arenas. Its fourteen essays question and counter narrowly defined relationships among people, places, and states. Together they examine and illuminate conditions where people belong to a place — and to other people connected to that place — in ways that transcend and refute structures of political belonging.
This book talk will be a conversation among Landscape Citizenships’ three editors and contributors Anna Antonova (Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society), James Bird (Daniels Faculty), and Danika Cooper (University of Calfornia, Berkeley).
This is a free event. Please note that the Zoom booking link shows event time in Canadian time. The event will take place at 17:00 - 18:00 GMT for those registering in the UK.
Dr Tim Waterman
Tim Waterman is an Associate Professor of Landscape Theory at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. His research addresses imaginaries: moral, political, social, ecological, radical, and utopian. This forms the basis for explorations of power and democracy and their shaping of public space and public life; taste, etiquette, belief and ritual; and foodways in community and civic life and landscape. He is the author of the forthcoming The Landscape of Utopia: Writings on Everyday Life, Taste, Democracy, and Design and editor of Landscape Citizenships with Ed Wall and Jane Wolff, Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays with Ed Wall, and the Routledge Handbook of Landscape and Food with Joshua Zeunert.
Jane Wolff is an associate professor at the University of Toronto John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. Informed by her education in landscape architecture and documentary filmmaking, her work uses drawing and writing to decipher and represent the web of relationships, processes, and stories that shape the everyday landscapes of the Anthropocene. Her activist scholarship projects, including Delta Primer, Gutter to Gulf, Bay Lexicon, and work in progress on Toronto, translate between rigorous, specialized information and ordinary language to make complex (and often contested) places legible to the wide range of audiences with a stake in the future.
Ed Wall is the academic lead of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism and co-director of the Advanced Urban (AU) research group at the University of Greenwich, London. He is a visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano, and in 2017, was City of Vienna's Visiting Professor: Urban Culture, Public Space and the Future–Urban Equity and the Global Agenda (SKuOR/TU Wien). His research and design work explores the intersection of practices of public space and processes of landscapes through concerns for spatial justice.
Image: Ed Wall