ISSUE 03: HERE
Historically, landscape architecture has struggled to bridge art and science, favoring one or the other as the values of each era demanded. In this age of Big Data, economic and political pressure to quantify our designs and justify that they are “working” puts us in danger of losing our imagination. Solutionism is not the only threat- global normalization is razing the nuances of place, time and identity.
ISSUE 02: GRIT
From the expanded definitions of grit, the narrative arc of the journal emerged as a journey of design-operable at multiple scales- moving from the process of a single project, to the lifetime of a designer, to the ontological evolution of the design discipline. Abutting the limits of print, the journal expresses the iterative, cyclical, blended nature of process in a static framework.
ISSUE 01: LANDSCAPES OF UNCERTAINTY
Design practice and education are often defined by moments when they are forced to radically morph so as to remain relevant. These mutations are not stylistic, but rather wholesale interrogations of the profession. Who and what defines the next move for landscape architecture is deeply contested territory. We aspire to engage this terrain head-on.