First day teaching on the Brighton MArch Course today.
I'm teaching on Diploma Studio 1 led by Prof. Andre Viljoen, drawing on the research conducted by he and Katrin Bohn into the Continuous Productive Urban Landscape - how can reinterpreting and re purposing relationships between landscape and architecture contribute to the evolution of sustainable and resilient urban food systems?

This year the Studio will be working in Letchworth, Hertfordshire; the first manifestation of Ebenezer Howard's revolutionary and influential social and spatial concept for 'Garden Cities'.

Our central premise is that landscape, as found in and around Letchworth, is a resource capable of enhancing resilience and addressing the town's economic decline. 

Our challenge will be to find architectural, landscape and urban strategies to retrofit this promised utopia.

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