This conference is a joint venture between the School of Architecture and theBuilt Environment and theSchool of Media, Arts and Design University of Westminster.
The past thirty years have witnessed social, geopolitical, technological, and economic change on a global scale. Alongside these shifts,landscape has also changed its nature. Focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on the synergies between the disciplines of photography and architecture, this international and interdisciplinary conference will examine and critically reassess the interface between production and representation in the creation of contemporary landscape.
Emerging Landscapes asks practitioners, writers, critics, artists, and others working in the broad fields of the built environment (i.e. architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design) and the represented environment (i.e.photography, film, and the visual arts) to reconsider the idea of landscape by interrogating the relationship between space and image; to explore the synergies that exist between landscape representation – the imaginary and symbolic shaping of the human environment – and landscape production – the physical and material changes wrought on the land.