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LandLabs summer programme: guest speaker Joost Emmerik

For our 16th LandLabs, and start of our summer programme, we welcomed Netherlands-based Garden and Landscape Architect Joost Emmerik.

Joost gave a very inspiring talk, running us through some of his most recent work, before posing the questions: “In the garden we shape our personal relationship with nature. We can shut out nature here and fill the garden with tiles, lounge sofas and outdoor rugs. But can we also welcome nature in here? Can we see the garden as a place that, although our cadastral property, in reality belongs to the earth, the birds and the seasons? Can we be guests in our own garden?”

From September he will be heading the Landscape Architecture masters programme at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture.