Landscape Architecture Europe (LAE) calls on you as professionals from all over the continent to send in your most relevant and exemplary projects for publication in the sixth
yearbook on European practice of landscape architecture.
Closing date for submissions: 17 April 2020
We are entering the third decade of the 21st century. 2020 is a beautiful date, a double 20 – are we heading for a Twenties revival in creativity, spirit and beauty? At the same time, 2020 is a
worrisome date – the planet is on fire, literally in Australia and in Brazil. Will we manage to get tools and techniques in place within this decade which scientists believe is our last
chance to undertake action to ensure a habitable environment? Landscape architects cannot turn the planet into a marvel alone, they cannot prevent catastrophe alone. But they can join forces with
other actors to take care of, to create and to act for resiliency beauty and survival. Care, create and act are the three design actions we identified as foundational for landscape architecture
in the fifth edition of this book series. The sixth edition seeks to build upon this approach.
We are calling for traditional landscape architectural projects as well as for the results of an expanding professional practice. We are looking for designed and constructed sites of all sizes.
We are also interested in receiving strategic projects and research results (i.e. studies and spatial scenarios on climate adaptation, energy transition, urban renewal, heritage development and
infrastructure planning) in which the landscape architectural approach is predominant. We are looking for projects that redefine the playing field and scope of the creative practice, where
society, politics, ecology and economy meet, at micro or macro scale, whether long term or ephemeral. LAE wants to explore how landscape architects in Europe are working and designing, on the
threshold of a new decade, to sustain our beautiful planet and all life on it.
As always, an independent jury of practising landscape architects from different European countries will select the projects that will be published in the LAE book. The jury for this edition
consists of Jandirk Hoekstra (chair), H+N+S (NL), Daia Stutz, S2L (CH), Varpu Mikola, Nomaji (FIN), Catarina Raposo, BALDIOS (P) and Luka Javornik, Studio AKKA (SLO). The book will be produced in
collaboration with a team of professional European design critics.
The selection procedure will be completed in September 2020, after which entrants will be informed. The book will be published mid 2021.
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Landscape Architecture Europe (LAE) is a foundation that seeks to enhance the dialogue in landscape architecture on a European level by publishing a triennial yearbook. Produced for the LAE
Foundation and the European branch of the International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA Europe), the books aspire to be the definitive critical review of the state of the art of
European landscape architecture.