Grant Associates is guest speaker at ‘ReNaturing’ city event
Landscape architect to present at symposium hosted by London College of Communication
01 FEBRUARY 2016, LONDON, UK
SummaryAndrew Grant, director and founder of Grant Associates, to present on theme of urban ‘forests of the imagination’ at symposium hosted by London College of Communication (LCC) on 10 February 2016.
Andrew Grant, director of Bath based landscape architect Grant Associates, will discuss how cities can inspire creativity, and enhance wellbeing, by better connecting people to nature.
WILD:ReNaturing the City, which aims to explore the value of nature in urban environments and lifestyles, takes place on Wednesday, 10th February 2016 from 5-8.40pm at the London College of Communication in Elephant & Castle, London.
The event will pose questions such as: How might we ‘bio-hack’ the city? Can we rewild modern life? What does a smart city look like?
In his address, Andrew Grant will discuss the importance of inspirational urban spaces that reflect more primal experiences of forests and refuge landscapes. He will draw on experience from the high profile Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the pop up ‘Forest of Imagination’ project in Bath.
Other speakers at WILD:ReNaturing the City include the documentary maker and rewilding campaigner David Bond; Richard Reynolds of Guerrilla Gardening and Sian Berry, Green Candidate for London Mayor 2016.For full details about the symposium and to book a place (essential), please click WILD:Renaturing the City.
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About Grant Associates
Grant Associates is a pioneering international landscape architecture practice. Our work reconnects people with nature in insightful, delightful and distinctive ways whilst addressing the global challenges of urbanisation, the climate crisis and biodiversity extinction.
Our design process is underpinned by a knowledge of human behaviour, nature and ecological science combined with innovative design technology. We bring original thinking, creative collaboration and are exploring what regenerative design and the circular economy means to landscape architecture.
Our varied portfolio includes ambitious large-scale, landmark projects through to small, local ventures.