Ed Wall

Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture

Ed Wall is Professor of Cities and Landscapes at the University of Greenwich and a Visiting Professor in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is also a Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Milano, and in 2017, was the City of Vienna Visiting Professor for urban culture, public space and the future–urban equity and the global agenda (SKuOR/TU Wien). He holds a PhD from the Cities Programme of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Wall explores public practices and landscape processes through concerns for spatial justice. His published work includes Contesting Public Spaces: Social Lives of Urban Redevelopment in London (2022) and ‘The Landscapists: Redefining Landscape Relations’, an edited special issue of Architectural Design (2020). He also co-edited Landscape and Agency: Critical Essays (2017), Landscape Citizenships (2019), and Unsettled Urban Space: Routines, Temporalities and Contestations (2023). He is co-editor of the forthcoming Collective Landscape Futures (2025).

Wall directed Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Greenwich for 10-years, developing a critical and interdisciplinary design focus. During this time, he founded Testing-Ground: Journal of Landscapes, Cities and Territories. He also established the Un/der/represented Summer School aiming to widen participation for teenagers in designing their own city and initiated the Field Office, a research and knowledge exchange collaboration to support new forms of situated practices. His pedagogical research and work of students has been published widely.

In 2007, Wall founded Project Studio, a platform for research and design experimentation. Projects such as LubricityPark WorksRoaming Forest, and the Valley Project have been published in The Guardian, Architects’ Journal, Architectural Design, Building Design, Abitare, and Arch Daily. They have also been exhibited at the Van Alen Institute, Royal Academy, Building Centre, Garden Museum, Des Moines Art Center, Landscape Urbanism Biennial, and the Stephen Lawrence Gallery.

Wall is on the Board of Experts for the European Prize for Public Space and was a Design Council Specialist Expert (2021-2024). He leads the Spatial and Digital Ecologies research group where his work has been supported by the Graham Foundation and Landscape Research Group.

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