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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

Link to the World Landscape Architecture article

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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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Sep

29

Cultivating the City Lecture at Cornell University and Amherst College

I will be presenting my current research-in-progress into connected urban foodscapes based on indigenous species in Brazil twice in October in the United States: Cornell University Department of Landscape Architecture Kennedy Hall Room 461 Friday October 11th, Noon. and Amherst College Architectural Studies Program Wednesday October 16th, 4:30 pm Pruyne Auditorium in Fayerweather Hall. The […]

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Sep

24

Connecting Brazilian foodscapes

Download the research paper on the academia dot com website From vision to means:Articulating landscape architectural practices for urban agriculture–a design proposal for connected Brazilian foodscapes

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May

20

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Cultivating the City. During the months of March and April I was in Brazil for intensive site visits in the state of Rio Grande do Sul for my landscape archtiecture thesis work Cultivating the City. I was based in the rural sociology department of URFGS – that is where the most relevant research is happening […]

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May

20

Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul international exchange

The Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul or UFRGS is the third largest research university in Brazil. During March and April of 2013 I was based in the PGDR department while I conducted field research in the Porto Alegre. PGDR is linked to the Rural Sociology Department of Wageningen University in the Netherlands. For […]

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May

20

Travel grant awarded from Amsterdam Academy of Architecture

The Amsterdam Academy of Architecture awards grants or ‘Internationaliseringfonds’ for projects that build relationships internationally. Jacques has received this grant for organizing a study exchange with the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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May

20

NH BOS landscape foundation grant

The NH BOS foundation aims to support garden and landscape architecture in the Netherlands. For my research into urban agriculture and ecology strategies in Brazil, I have been awarded a grant from the foundation. From the committee-  “The board of Stichting NHBOS is impressed by your  research proposal; it will contribute to the development of […]

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Dec

13

Groundcondition participates in Beyond Divides: International Forum on Contemporary Food and Agriculture Issues

Building bridges: The PUREFOOD event “Beyond Divides: An International Winter School and Forum on Contemporary Agri-Food Issues” forges network, debate and learning Barcelona 12 to 22 November 2012   The PUREFOOD Network and the Food and Nutrition Observatory of the University of Barcelona played host to the international winter school ‘Beyond Divides: An International Forum […]

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