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Aug

30

Jacques Abelman Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture & Environment

  Jacques Abelman joins the Department of Landscape Architecture as assistant professor. Prior to joining A&AA, Abelman served as assistant lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, research assistant to Thomas Oles at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, founded the design firm groundcondition landscape architecture in Amsterdam, and served as a designer for landscape architecture firms […]

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Oct

05

Article published in Future of Food Journal

Read an article about the Cultivating the City project in a recent issue of the Future of Food Journal: Food, Agriculture and Society. http://futureoffoodjournal.org

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Oct

05

Course tutor on European Masters in Landscape Architecture

For the 2015-2016 semester, I will be the distance learning tutor for a special module of the European Masters in Landscape Architecture course. The EMiLA program allows students from five international masters courses – Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Versailles, Barcelona and Hannover to go on exchange all over Europe. The goal is to benefit from the various […]

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Oct

05

Assistant Lectureship at the University of Edinburgh

For the next several months I have the honor of assisting in the education of a group of over forty students from around the world who are pursuing their landscape architectural education at ESALA, the program for landscape and architecture within the Edinburgh College of Art, which is a part of the University of Edinburgh. […]

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Oct

05

Forum on Fieldwork

Jacques Abelman has recently been invited to join an international collaborative of landscape architecture educators and activists: Forum on Fieldwork. Forum on Fieldwork is an international collaborative devoted to exploring fieldwork methods and methodology in environmental design teaching. This website is intended to serve as a virtual setting where a fieldwork agenda for design education […]

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Sep

24

RUAF: Resource Centers on Urban Agriculture and Food Security

RUAF has featured the Urban L.A.C.E. project in the most recent issue of their magazine.   “Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.” Jane Jacobs Over the course of the last two years, the “Urban L.A.C.E: Local Agroforestry Collective Engagement” project has explored […]

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Dec

22

Urban L.A.C.E. | Renda da Mata

For the last two years, I have been researching the possibility of new green infrastructure systems for rapidly developing Brazilian cities. In this project I explore how urban agriculture, specifically urban agroforestry based on the native fruit species of southern Brazil, can add a new landscape layer to the city of Porto Alegre, capital of […]

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Jun

12

Parckdesign 2014 Press Release

The last six months have seen the development of a new kind of urban heart in the heart of Brussels. Groundcondition and Eric Dil Cultural Projects have been active at the heart of these new developments as we have been participating on the curatorial team that has been developing the concept of a working and […]

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May

26

Shchusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow

Serenissima, a groundcondition project on the future of Venice, was recently featured in the exhibition “Dialogue with Water. From the exhibition description: This exhibition is dedicated to contemporary landscape architecture in the Netherlands and presents innovative solutions for the development of complex natural environments. Over a third of the territory of the Netherlands lies below […]

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May

26

Serenissima featured in World Landscape Architecture

THE ETERNAL CITY? Due to faster than expected sea level rise, scientists project that even the drastic intervention of the M.O.S.E. sea barrier project will only delay the permanent flooding of Venice by 100 to 200 years. In this future vision of drastically altered climate conditions, coastal cities such as Venice will have to physically […]

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May

20

Inauguration of Tour et Taxis park featured on Télé Bruxelles

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May

13

Landscapetable and Parckdesign featured on TV Brussels

Thursday May 8th marked the official opening of the new Thurn and Taxis park in central Brussels. A park of this scale has not been inaugurated in Brussels since the time of Leopold II. The minister of the environment, Évelyne Huytebroeck, gave an inaugural speech and toured the installations of Parckdesign 2014. A festive reception […]

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May

07

La Table Paysage / De Landschapstafel

New installation unveiled in Brussels in the context of Parckdesign 2014! The Landscape Table is a platform for cultivating, processing, cooking and sharing food at the centre of the Parckdesign event in the new Tour et Taxis park. Thanks to the edible and medicinal plants growing in the table itself, the installation invites the public […]

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May

07

Opening of PARCKDESIGN 2014 in new park in heart of Brussels

MORE COMING SOON: WWW.PARCKDESIGN.BE Jacques Abelman and Eric Dil have had the honor of being co-curators for an innovative biennial event in Brussels that combines public apce, urban agriculture, and community participation in a brand new urban park. The inauguration of the park will be on May 8th, 2014. In collaboration with Taktyk, Alive Architecture, […]

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Nov

07

Landscape Democracy

Landscape democracy is an emergent aspect of our profession which bridges landscape architecture and human rights. This opens a forum for essential discussion, from the ramifications of the European Landscape Convention to the contestation of public spaces in rapidly urbanizing areas. In the context of the Cultivating the City: Infrastructures of abundance in urban Brazil, […]

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