Here is a small snapshot of my published articles, blogs, translations and reports.

10th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona: Performative Nature    Landscape Architecture Australia, Issue 161, February 2019   Celebrating its tenth edition in 2018, the organizers wanted to explore how we, as designers, might redefine conceptions of beauty in the construction of emotionally performative landscapes that respond with imagination to climate change, the retreat of democracy and growing social injustice.  Image: Courtesy Landslag ehf

10th International Biennial of Landscape Architecture of Barcelona: Performative Nature

Landscape Architecture Australia, Issue 161, February 2019

Celebrating its tenth edition in 2018, the organizers wanted to explore how we, as designers, might redefine conceptions of beauty in the construction of emotionally performative landscapes that respond with imagination to climate change, the retreat of democracy and growing social injustice.

Image: Courtesy Landslag ehf

Changing landscapes: The design of cities in the age of digital transformation    Article for Landscape Australia   Although recent years have seen a broader approach to tackling environmental and societal issues, how will the smart city take on challenges such as rapid urbanization, population growth, growing inequality, climate change adaptation and infrastructure needs? And how will smart city technologies and governance affect the way we design our cities?  Image: Courtesy of Fira de Barcelona

Changing landscapes: The design of cities in the age of digital transformation

Article for Landscape Australia

Although recent years have seen a broader approach to tackling environmental and societal issues, how will the smart city take on challenges such as rapid urbanization, population growth, growing inequality, climate change adaptation and infrastructure needs? And how will smart city technologies and governance affect the way we design our cities?

Image: Courtesy of Fira de Barcelona

Green gentrification and how to avoid it    Article published by Foreground   Parks improve our neighbourhoods, boost our health, strengthen our communities and combat the effects of climate change. In short, greening our cities make them more liveable. But who really benefits?

Green gentrification and how to avoid it

Article published by Foreground

Parks improve our neighbourhoods, boost our health, strengthen our communities and combat the effects of climate change. In short, greening our cities make them more liveable. But who really benefits?

Melbourne's Urban Forest Strategy    Printed Publication    Topos Magazine, Edition 103 Trees   The City of Melbourne’s Urban Forest Strategy comprises a management and adaptation plan aimed at increasing the public realm canopy cover to 40 percent by 2040. Based on a multi-disciplinary approach and involving stakeholders across different scales, the strategy goes beyond planting trees by addressing future social and climate change. All the while citizens and trees actually write each other.

Melbourne's Urban Forest Strategy

Printed Publication

Topos Magazine, Edition 103 Trees

The City of Melbourne’s Urban Forest Strategy comprises a management and adaptation plan aimed at increasing the public realm canopy cover to 40 percent by 2040. Based on a multi-disciplinary approach and involving stakeholders across different scales, the strategy goes beyond planting trees by addressing future social and climate change. All the while citizens and trees actually write each other.

In Transition    Blog Entry for Topos Magazine   150 years after Ildefons Cerdà, author of Barcelona’s 19th century extension, envisaged Plaça de les Glòries to be the new centre of the Eixample and indeed the heart of the city itself, a new transformation of the iconic square has started.

In Transition

Blog Entry for Topos Magazine

150 years after Ildefons Cerdà, author of Barcelona’s 19th century extension, envisaged Plaça de les Glòries to be the new centre of the Eixample and indeed the heart of the city itself, a new transformation of the iconic square has started.

Barcelona's Gràcia Squares    Printed Publication    Topos Magazine, Edition 99 Wounds   Revisiting Barcelona's Gràcia Squares, an example for the city's transformation and reconstruction of the urban landscape in the 1980s.

Barcelona's Gràcia Squares

Printed Publication

Topos Magazine, Edition 99 Wounds

Revisiting Barcelona's Gràcia Squares, an example for the city's transformation and reconstruction of the urban landscape in the 1980s.

The Non-Gesture Project - Recovery of the Thermal Orchards in Caldes de Montbui    Printed Publication    Topos Magazine, Edition 97 Transformation   At the edge of the small town Caldes de Montbui in northern Spain lie orchards that receive water through an old Roman irrigation system. In disrepair for decades, the system has now been rebuilt in a collaboration between architects and users and opened to the public.

The Non-Gesture Project - Recovery of the Thermal Orchards in Caldes de Montbui

Printed Publication

Topos Magazine, Edition 97 Transformation

At the edge of the small town Caldes de Montbui in northern Spain lie orchards that receive water through an old Roman irrigation system. In disrepair for decades, the system has now been rebuilt in a collaboration between architects and users and opened to the public.



Design, Disaster and Development Research Forum    Report for RMIT University   This report outlines the key takeaways from the Design, Disaster & Development Research Forum at RMIT Europe in Barcelona, which gathered prominent European scholars in the field of emergency architecture to discuss things like practical experience, teaching and research in areas including disaster risk reduction, mass immigration, city resilience and recovery processes in both industrialized and developing countries.

Design, Disaster and Development Research Forum

Report for RMIT University

This report outlines the key takeaways from the Design, Disaster & Development Research Forum at RMIT Europe in Barcelona, which gathered prominent European scholars in the field of emergency architecture to discuss things like practical experience, teaching and research in areas including disaster risk reduction, mass immigration, city resilience and recovery processes in both industrialized and developing countries.

A Visit to Habima Square in Tel Aviv    Blog Entry for Topos Magazine   Israeli artist Dani Karavan has redesigned Habima Square in Tel Aviv. Located in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage listed White City known for its innovative early 20th century town planning and Modern Movement architecture, the site had long been in decline and been turned into a parking lot. The refurbishment has injected new public life into the square and the surrounding boulevards.

A Visit to Habima Square in Tel Aviv

Blog Entry for Topos Magazine

Israeli artist Dani Karavan has redesigned Habima Square in Tel Aviv. Located in the heart of the UNESCO world heritage listed White City known for its innovative early 20th century town planning and Modern Movement architecture, the site had long been in decline and been turned into a parking lot. The refurbishment has injected new public life into the square and the surrounding boulevards.

Rethinking Public Space    Blog Entry for Architecture Australia   The productive and social aspects of creating resilient cities and public spaces are emerging as the most exciting parts of the debate about our future landscapes, a side that is often disregarded in recent discussions about sustainability.  Image: Tahrir Square by Mohamed Elshahed

Rethinking Public Space

Blog Entry for Architecture Australia

The productive and social aspects of creating resilient cities and public spaces are emerging as the most exciting parts of the debate about our future landscapes, a side that is often disregarded in recent discussions about sustainability.

Image: Tahrir Square by Mohamed Elshahed

Biennial against biennial: A profession in crisis?    Blog Entry for Architecture Australia   The Landscape Architecture Biennial highlighted the balancing act between a clear definition of the profession and the value of being one of the few remaining generalist professions. More than ever, holistic expertise is required, as design needs to be “undisciplined.” There is an urgent need for our profession to pioneer into the area of infrastructure and other realms, and move outside the usual occupation of landscape architecture.

Biennial against biennial: A profession in crisis?

Blog Entry for Architecture Australia

The Landscape Architecture Biennial highlighted the balancing act between a clear definition of the profession and the value of being one of the few remaining generalist professions. More than ever, holistic expertise is required, as design needs to be “undisciplined.” There is an urgent need for our profession to pioneer into the area of infrastructure and other realms, and move outside the usual occupation of landscape architecture.

Spotlight on RMIT's practice-based research program in Europe    Web Content Newsletter for RMIT University   RMIT's practice-based PhD research program, which focuses on research in the medium of design practice itself, is in its tenth year of success in Europe.

Spotlight on RMIT's practice-based research program in Europe

Web Content Newsletter for RMIT University

RMIT's practice-based PhD research program, which focuses on research in the medium of design practice itself, is in its tenth year of success in Europe.

 
131 Queen Street rooftop by Bent Architecture    Blog Entry for Landscape Australia   Review of the winning project of the Growing Up competition, initiated by the Committee for Melbourne’s Future Focus Group.

131 Queen Street rooftop by Bent Architecture

Blog Entry for Landscape Australia

Review of the winning project of the Growing Up competition, initiated by the Committee for Melbourne’s Future Focus Group.