was held in-person at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge Massachusetts USA
and simultaneously / asynchronously on-line – a ‘Hybrid’ format.
Over 60 speakers presented 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.
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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?
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 were 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 certainly deepened and broadened the vibrant discussion that marks every DLA conference.
|“Hybridity”||“Design Research”||“Hybrid Futures”|
University of Texas at Austin
Director of Research, SWA Group
Terreform ONE / NYU
Plenary Discussion: “Reflections and Projections”
The final session on Friday afternoon was 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 shared 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 focused 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?