ECLAS Creation/Reaction Keynote Speakers Announced!

The University of Greenwich’s faculty of Landscape & Architecture is delighted to announce the keynote speakers for the ECLAS 2017 conference, Creation/Reaction!


 Johanna Gibbons (J & L Gibbons)

Johanna Gibbons is founding partner of J & L Gibbons and director of Landscape Learn, a new seasonal prototype for learning and engaging with the landscape. Her design practice with Neil Davidson has won several international competitions most recently the Museum of London, and many industry awards including the LI President’s Award in 2008 and 2011 for East London Green Grid and Making Space in Dalston respectively.

Martí Franch (EMF)

Martí Franch, a graduate of the University of Greenwich, is the founder of EMF Landscape Architecture, an interdisciplinary practice of independent experts in the field of urban and environmental design. His work has been published internationally and awarded with an ASLA American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award 2012, European Landscape Biennal – Rosa Barba Prize 2012,  as well as a selected finalist in FAD 2012, Rosa Barba Prize 2010, CCCB European Prize of Public Space 2012 among others.

Lynn Kinnear (KLA)

Lynn Kinnear’s practice, KLA, is immersed in the possibilities of social change and art and design’s power to help deliver this change. She is currently directing the Walthamstow Wetlands project, leading a large multidisciplinary team, and working with a complex stakeholder group and complex funding strategy. This project will open up 200 ha of land in London to public access, giving local populations access to nature.

Mark Morris (AA / Cornell)

Mark Morris (AA/Cornell) is Head of Teaching and Learning at the Architectural Association. His curatorial projects have included shows on James Casebere’s model photography, the drawing collection of the Tchoban Foundation in Berlin, “models of models” by Daniel Libeskind, and a pavilion design collaboration by Steven Holl and José Oubrerie. Mark is a recent Graham Foundation grantee.

Gillian Darley

Gillian Darley OBE is a writer, journalist and broadcaster on architecture and landscape. Her Villages of Vision (reissued, revised in 2007) is a pioneering work on planned and utopian communities. She has written biographies of three important figures in the shaping of London, Octavia Hill, John Soane and John Evelyn. In the mid-1990s, she was the Director of Geoffrey Jellicoe’s Landscape Foundation.

Abstracts that explore the concept of Creation / Reaction, are invited for the ECLAS 2017 Conference (European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools) at the University of Greenwich. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 6 March 2017. To submit an abstract and for more information click here.

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