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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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Nov

07

Urban Upcycling: MushroomTrees exhibition

Farming the City! The Mushroom Trees installation is an experiment in converting organic waste from the city back into food using some of nature’s most innovative workers: mushrooms. The three species of Oyster mushrooms we are experimenting with eat lignin and cellulose, the building blocks of wood– also found in paper, cardboard, and coffee grounds. […]

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Nov

07

New York 2100 AD: Saved by the Bay

Brooklyn, August 10th, 2100: a summer story “Do you remember the summer of 2075, when the hurricanes hit? Do you remember how it was before the water got so high?” I asked my friend. We were sitting together on the stoop of our Brooklyn brownstone, it was a sweltering day, 105° F. “I remember how […]

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Nov

06

Saving New York: a radical plan for rising waters

Sorry to say that we told you so, but landscape architects, architects and urbanists have been thinking for a while about how to protect New York from the terrible devastation brought on by climate change. Hurricane Sandy was a taste of what we might face in the coming decades. Sandy has brought into terrible relief […]

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Oct

11

Mushroom Tree Forest

TEAM: Jacques Abelman with de Stuurlui Stedenbouw, in collaboration with CITIES STATUS: constructed, opening November 11th 2012 in the Noorder Park Kamer By recuperating readily available urban waste such as paper, cardboard, coffee grounds, and wood chips we have created a sculptural forest of mushroom production tubes. This project is a continuation and extension of […]

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Sep

25

SUNY Syracuse

The SUNY Syracuse landscape architecture department has asked Jacques Abelman to be the local consultant for five students doing intensive research projects for the next several months. The projects all focus on Amsterdam and range from landscape infrastructure analysis to exploring the historical development of the landscape concept as expressed through Dutch golden age painting. […]

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Sep

06

LANDSCAPE FOR HUMANITY

www.landscapeforhumanity.wordpress.com Landscape architecture’s operating field stretches from the micro to macro, from garden to region, and touches all that emanates from the ground. This includes city infrastructure such as parks, plazas, and greenways, but ultimately landscape is about the quality of our soil, our water, and our air. Aren’t these things that concern all cities, […]

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Aug

10

NETWORK

network = any netlike combination of filaments, lines, veins, or passages a interconnected group or association of persons net – netting – mesh – web – system Since founding groundcondition in 2009 I have had the pleasure of working with many different offices as an independent collaborator: DS Landscape Architects Inside Outside OMA Herman Hertzberger […]

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Jul

05

Living Landscape Exhibition

    From mid-June to mid-July in Amsterdam a landscape architectural ad campaign of sorts is addressing the Amsterdam public. The messages are intended to underscore the relevance of landscape architecture in dealing with issues that affect everyone. The project is one of the outcomes of the Living Landscape research group at the Academy of […]

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