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February 25, 2013 / landscapeiskingston

Although not a European site this workshop could throw up some design solutions appropriate for European waterfront regeneration. The project has been initiated by the MA Landscape & Urbanism and PG Diploma Landscape Architecture programmes in the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Kingston University.

The Liverpool New York collaboration is an investigation into the relations between Liverpool, in North-West England, and New York City on the East Coast of the United States. These cities, and the relations between them, are the focus of research that will culminate in design proposals that may interrogate, expose and build on their potential. Design solutions, in the form of installations, spaces, processes, structures, neighbourhoods and cities, will be presented. These proposals will be predominantly spatial, however, the relations between Liverpool and New York City go beyond spatial forms; these relationships are bound up with urban contexts of trade, migration, culture and ecology as well as global contexts of production, geography and economics. The two questions that the Liverpool New York collaboration asks are:

  • What are the unique conditions and relations between these great cities?
  • How can the potential of these conditions and relations be transformed into site specific design proposals?

Liverpool waterfront

Previously, students and staff spent 5 days in Liverpool and attended presentations from Waterways Forward partner, Canal & River Trust, on the regeneration work they have carried out at the Liverpool Waterfront.

Liverpools Waterfront has been transformed in the last 10 years. The Canal & River Trust has played it part in the regeneration of Liverpool’s Waterfront through the delivery of the Liverpool Canal Link, a new canal which runs through the waterfront, this new canal is now the centre piece for the Pier Head and the new public realm has established the Waterfront as Liverpool’s key tourist destination.

liverpool new york

liv_ny_flyer_smKingston University present a workshop for their design and research collaboration Liverpool New York. Generously hosted by the Van Alen Institute, in New York City, the workshop will begin with a presentation by David Grahame Shane (Columbia University). Throughout the day there will be presentations and discussions between faculty and students from both Kingston University and New York Institute of Technology with a focus on landscape, architecture and urbanism proposals for Red Hook in Brooklyn, New York.

Responses will be offered by Mike Webb (Cooper Union), Giovanni Santamaria (NYIT), Pat Brown (Kingston University) and Ed Wall (Kingston University).

WATER / CITY / TERRITORY

Friday 1 March, 10:00 – 17:00, at the Van Alen Institute, 30 W 22nd St, 6th fl, NYC

The Liverpool New York project is a design and research collaboration considering the relations between distant cities. The project has been initiated by the MA Landscape &…

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