Diedrich, Lisa Babette
- Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Diedrich, Lisa Babette; de Wit, Saskia; Avermaete, Tom
In the field of the arts, criticism often plays a key role in situating artistic production and instigating debate, but especially in propelling theory and practice. As Dave Hickey suggests “Criticism, at its most serious, tries to channel change.” However, in the domains of landscape architecture, architecture, and urban design, criticism seems to have a more distanced role from reflection and design. Besides a few notable examples, such as the influence of the critical writings of Reyner Banham and Alan Colquhoun on a generation of British architects and urban designers in the 1960s, criticism seems to hold a marginal position in these fields.
critique; critical activity; landscape architecture; architecture; urban design; design disciplines
2018, Volume: 5, number: 1, pages: 3-6
SLU Urban Futures