This recent studio workshop formed part of a MA Landscape + Urbanism taught module led by Pat Brown and Honoré van Rijswijk . Here students were asked to develop their responses to the Limehouse Cut Canal in East London following the recent “Limehouse Cut Floating Workshop” – part of the ‘Inside Out Festival 2013′.
Also present were Shared Assets who are working with Landscape Interface Studio, Kingston University on their collaborative project – ‘Localities + the Creative Industries: The Right Place at the Right Time’ funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project is located around the Limehouse Cut Canal Link and it focused on understanding connections to ‘place’ and how local communities can become more involved in re-imagining, recreating and managing their local neighbourhood and landscape. At present the final project report and outputs are being developed and student proposals will progress in parallel.
Honoré van Rijswijk is the founder of Frontwork. He has over fifteen years experience in major urban regeneration and development projects in the UK and abroad. This includes masterplanning of new neighbourhoods, commercial and mixed-use developments, public realm design, major transportation initiatives and the development of city and regional strategies.
He is currently working in an international urban design research project ‘Small Urbanism’, exploring the future role of urban design within the changing economic climate. He is also a member of the Academy of Urbanism an active and diverse group of thinkers, decision-makers and practitioners involved in the social, cultural, economic, political and physical development of our villages, towns and cities.