Landscape Architecture and Fashion Design

Graduate Course, Spring 2019

Combining theoretical reflection with creative practice, this hybrid seminar-studio will explore the interrelations between landscape and fashion in our rapidly urbanizing, globalizing world. The course, co-taught with Liska Chan, focuses on the design implications of conceptualizing landscape architecture and fashion design together, and will pay special attention to issues of inequality, aesthetics, materiality, embodiment, and ecology. In what ways do landscape architecture and fashion design connect across cultures of critical making? What are the links between fast fashion and slow landscape in an era of acceleration and waste? What can the study of landscape and fashion reveal about our relationship with place in a world increasingly marked by placelessness?

Greenpeace Detox catwalk in Bandung, Indonesia