The 23rd Annual International Digital Landscape Architecture Conference HYBRID

will be held in-person at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge Massachusetts USA
(public health considerations allowing* ) , and simultaneously / asynchronously on-line.

Over 60 speakers will present on topics in a dozen categories including ” Algorithmic Design and Analysis of Landscapes”, “Geodesign”, “Drone/UAV Imagery”, “Digital Landscape Architecture in Practice”, “Responses to Climate Change” and others.

See Program of Speaker Sessions

ONLINE REGISTRATION is OPEN – In-Person Will Close June 5

Free Online Software Workshops for Registrants

New in 2022: DLA Mentorship Program

Main Theme:  “Hybrid Landscapes”

 We live in an increasingly hybrid world. Hybrid plants; hybrid cars; hybrid teaching and  learning; hybrid workplaces; hybrid landscapes…. What “hybrid vigor” can the hybridization of the analog and the digital offer to landscape architects, urban/environmental designers, and planetary citizens?

Keynote Speakers

Digital Landscape Architecture is built from the knowledge and contributions of academics, practitioners, and researchers, as well as by an awareness of history coupled with visions of the future. We are pleased and excited to host three dynamic speakers at DLA2022 who together represent a fusion of all these critical perspectives, and whose experiences, insights, and comments will deepen and broaden the vibrant discussion that marks every DLA conference.

“Hybridity” “Design Research” “Hybrid Futures”
color photographic head-shot of Mirka Beneš photographic head-shot of Anya Domlesky photographic head-shot of Mitchell Joachim
Mirka Beneš
University of Texas at Austin
Anya Domlesky
Director of Research, SWA Group
Mitchell Joachim
Terreform ONE / NYU

Plenary Discussion: “Reflections and Projections”

 The final session on Friday afternoon  will be an opportunity to reflect on the diverse proceedings of the conference, and on projection(s) of them into the future;  with special attention to two important modes of action in digital landscape architecture: ‘Practices’ and ‘Pedagogies’. Nine invited strong female voices from across the spectrum of teaching, practice, and research will share the podium for a panel presentation and discussion with each other, and with the conference attendees.

Theme: Climate Change

The presentations and discussions in the Plenary Session will focus on the existential question of Global Climate Change, and the possible, probable, and as-yet un-imagined responses of digital landscape architecture to this problematic. What kinds of hybridity and hybrid education, action, and practice  can we foresee? What kinds of events and forces and responses are un-foresee-able?

* Note: As of May 10, we are confident in planning for a ‘Hybrid’ event, with on-site participation as well as virtual/remote. Some dramatic change of conditions may of course yet occur to alter this, but as of now, Harvard and Cambridge have loosened COVID-related restrictions on visitors, congregating, and masks. ( In June, Harvard University and GSD may require Proof-of-Vaccination, recent Negative-Covid Test, or other requirements.) This web-page will be updated frequently as those conditions change. Any travel or accommodation plans you make to participate in DLA2022 in-person will be at your own risk. Last Updated: May 10, 2022

Nonetheless, we look forward to ‘seeing’ you, in-person or on-line …

The conference language is English.

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