Superstudio Showcase: Reflections from a Year-Long Open Call
Join us for a virtual event to celebrate and reflect on a year of exploration, innovation, and collaboration by the 3,000 participating designers and students.
The Green New Deal Superstudio was a concerted effort to give form to policy ideas by translating the core goals of decarbonization, justice, and jobs into place-specific design and planning projects. Some 670 projects were submitted through the year-long open call, which attracted the participation of over 90 universities, as well as hundreds of practitioners from across the design disciplines.
In this virtual event, four of those tasked with reviewing and curating the submissions will critically reflect on the body of work, highlight key themes, and show representative examples from the submitted projects. How did the submissions address issues facing their regions? What were the key strategies and ideas? What does this work say about the ability and readiness of the built environment design disciplines to make large-scale change?
- Barbara Deutsch, FASLA, CEO, Landscape Architecture Foundation
- Kate Orff, FASLA, Founding Principal, SCAPE and Professor & Director, Urban Design Program, Columbia University
- Kofi Boone, FASLA, University Faculty Scholar and Professor, North Carolina State University
- Kristina Hill, PhD, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley
- Michael Johnson, Principal and Co-Director of Urban Design, SmithGroup
- Roberto Rovira, Professor & Chair, Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design, Florida International University
Thursday, October 28, 2021
An informal "continue the conversation" session will be held following the event until 2pm EDT.
Registration is required for this free online event.
Green New Deal Superstudio: Explore the Projects
The Superstudio ran from August 2020 through June 2021 and attracted the participation of more than 180 studio courses from over 90 universities in 39 states and 10 countries, as well as hundreds of practitioners from across the design disciplines.
A total of 670 projects were submitted, ranging from adaptive reuse of degraded sites to regional-scale frameworks to visualizations of speculative futures. The complete archive of submissions is available in the JSTOR digital library.
A curated set of 55 projects can be viewed on the Superstudio website. These projects were selected to catalyze conversation and illustrate the wide variety of issues, innovation, scales, and geographic regions represented in the submissions.
Running from August 2020 through June 2021, the Green New Deal Superstudio was an open call to translate the goals of decarbonization, justice, and jobs into local and regional design and planning projects. The organizing partners are:
Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF)
Weitzman School of Design McHarg Center
Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes (CRCL)
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA)