Research Projects

Landscape Interface Studio, Kingston University (LIS), founded in 2004, engages with live landscape & urbanism projects in real time. We bring together tutor-practitioners and students in collaborative research and enterprise, to extend and deepen understanding of contemporary contexts of practice and engagement. LIS aims to identify, investigate  and undertake significant projects, including distinctive local cultural practice and strategic regional and international spatial design research, contributing to critical dialogue, outputs and impacts.

The following features work from research and collaborative projects – to read further click on the individual images.


Limehouse Cut: Linking Place and Creativity – AHRC funded project. 

Landscape Interface Studio with Shared Assets received funding from Creativeworks London to develop their collaborative project, “Limehouse Cut pilot project – linking place and creativity”.  Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Creativeworks London ‘Creative Vouchers Scheme’ enable London based small and medium sized enterprises develop unique and innovative short-term, collaborative research with academic partners – to read further click on the image below.

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Limehouse Cut: Floating Workshop – The Inside Out Festival in association with Times Higher Education.  The Inside Out Festival is curated and produced by The Culture Capital Exchange to showcase contributions made by London universities to the capital’s cultural life – to read further click on the image below

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Landscape Interface Studio, Kingston University selected by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to present their  collaborative project, “Limehouse Cut – linking place and creativity” at the AHRC Creative Economy Showcase – to read further click on the image below



Landscape Interface Studio supports the European Regional Development Funded ‘Waterways Forward’ project bringing together public authorities and relevant institutions from 11 EU countries plus Norway and Serbia – to read further click on the  image below



Landscape Interface Studio team at FAN Waterways Festival, Milan’s Design Week contributing to ‘Culture_Water_Landscapes Workshop’ in collaboration with PaRID Research Unit, Politecnico di Milano, Culture Department of Zibido San Giacomo, Salterio Museum Director and Navigli Lombardi s.c.a.r.l. – to read further click on the  image below



Landscape Interface Studio and ARUP’s Landscape Architecture team collaborate on ‘Cities Alive Workshop’, to trial interdisciplinary graduate and practitioner outdoor learning in the context of ARUP Cities Alive research report – to read further click on the  image below

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Landscape Interface Studio & ARUP: Cities Alive Workshop video launch – to read further click on the  image below

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Kingston tutor Assoc. Prof  Christoph Lueder arranged a series of international workshops and research visits organized around the theme of “Atlas of Negotiated Typologies,” with colleagues Alexandru Malaescu and Iulia Fratila. Methods of investigation included interviews with inhabitants and mapping of public, communal, semi-private and private spaces.

Atlas of Negotiated Typologies: Universidad Católica in Santiago, Chile – to read further click on the  image below



Atlas of Negotiated Typologies: École d’Architecture et de Paysage de Casablanca, Morocco – to read further click on the  image below



Atlas of Negotiated Typologies: Northeastern University Shenyang, China – to read further click on the  image below

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Atlas of Negotiated Typologies: Jabal el-Hussein camp, Amman, Jordan – to read further click on the  image below



Landscape Interface Studio with CoastNet to support the ‘Reaching Jaywick’  community project,  Clacton on Sea Essex. Funded by the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Programme – to read further click on the  image below



Landscape Interface Studio (LIS) successfully bids for WestFocus funds to support a Knowledge Exchange Project, “Waterways Fast Forward”.  The project examined the issues of ‘cost’ and ‘value’ in relation to strategic, design and management for waterways in the South East.


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