Climates of Publicness – Ed Wall



This is the keynote lecture following the M.Arch Jury for the Landscape Urbanism Taught Postgraduate Programme

The lecture explores relations between landscapes of climate change and public sites where the futures of planetary global warming are confronted. It claims the interconnected landscapes of the climate crisis as new sites of publicness; from spaces of political debate and dissent to landscapes of extraction and consumption, and from flooding coastlines of island nations to headquarters of corporate industries and banks profiting from environmental destruction. The lecture brings together grounded research with urban theory and design speculation to map out the unequal and public nature of landscapes of the climate crisis.

Ed Wall’s work focuses on the intersection of public landscapes, spatial justice, and design experimentation. He is Academic Lead of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Greenwich, co-director of the Advanced Urban research group, and a Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Milano.

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