A celebration of landscape
Last week I was in Manchester at the Landscape Institute's annual conference, which was a truly uplifting event. It took infrastructure as its topic, but it almost wouldn't have mattered what it was.
There were fascinating speakers (some for China) talking about work on a range of scales. And although we saw plenty of projects, there was none of that 'I am going to show and tell how clever I am, despite the topic' which often bedevils architectural events. Everything was relevant, and we learnt about research as well.
What was really isnspiring was seeing how positive all the speakers were about the power of landscape and the way that they could offer solutions rather than moaning about problems. An event to be emulated!