Johanna Gibbons, Neil Davidson
Landscape Architects, J & L Gibbons, London
Johanna Gibbons and Neil Davidson both graduated from the landscape department at the Edinburgh College of Art. They have recently cofounded the social enterprise Landscape Learn a new prototype for understanding and interacting with the landscapes around us.
They are currently commissioned on a broad range of projects concerning heritage significance, green infrastructure, healthy living and urban regeneration including the fringes of the Olympic Park to the design of the new Museum of London. Collaborative working is core to their approach to developing meaningful landscapes through a deliberative planning process, of research and engagement.
Lecture: Open Space | Public Value
Thursday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.
"Whether publicly or privately owned, the public realm should be open, free to use and offer the highest level of public access.” Sadiq Khan Mayor of London
The notion of a right of way is fundamental to our identity, wellbeing and connection with the landscapes we live in whether within the built or natural environment. The growing corporate control of parks and squares in London is of concern and flies in the face of localism. How can design mediate between people and their surroundings, respond to community dynamics and secure the long-term future of public space?