Munich exhibit: OUT THERE – Landscape Architecture on Global Terrain


A plea to redefine the discipline`s position.
Extreme changes in ecological systems, rapidly growing megacities, industrial pollution, massive exploitation of non-renewable resources – these issues are not new phenomena and have been addressed since the 1970s. Sadly, even today, as the impact of our actions has reached a new peak, national selfishness, the refusal to recognize climate change and a prioritization of financial profits still dictate how we shape our global ecological system and ultimately our societies.
Now more than ever, global challenges like climate change, increasing migration and the spread of informal human settlements require the attention of landscape architects, architects and planners.

Juni 2017
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Prati, commons – lost in translation?


Some meadows are more than meadows. In Italy they are known as Prati, meadows owned and used by the community, quite often located just outside the city’s gates. Prato, translated with the term common, derives from the latin expression res communis which refers to resources available to all, such as air, water or wildlife. They were widely present in European cities under the name of Prater, pré or prado. Many commons disappeared over time due to development projects within the growing cities or the transformation into parking space. Today, only the name of a street or a city gate remind of their once important existence.

Februar 2017
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Landscape and the art of survival


This year marked the 60th anniversary of the Landscape Architecture and Planning program at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). It was celebrated with a ceremony and a symposium, each of them attended by 300 guests, an international workshop with 80 participants and an exhibition highlighting the work from the past 60 years.
TUM’s program was originally formed during the post WWII rebuilding efforts, at a time when landscape architects were in urgent demand. Meanwhile, it advanced to one of the most well-respected academic programs in landscape architecture and planning worldwide. Today, landscape architects must face new challenges to which the academic programs need to adapt.

November 2016
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