The International Exhibition of University Projects in Schools of Architecture and Landscape is part of the International Biennial of Landscape Barcelona, Spain.
The Jury made several selection processes based on the projects’ originality, methodological rigor and potential work. On 28 September 2016, the jury met at the School of Architecture of Barcelona and discussed the 12 finalist projects.
The Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management Department at the FAFS, AUB, led by Dr. Maria Gabriella Trovato, presented the results of two different activities carried on during the 2014-2015 academic year, under the topic of “Landscape in emergency”:
LDEM 228, Sarafand Informal Settlement Landscape project, which aimed to facilitate community, children and youth interaction through the design of open spaces. Instructors Dr. Maria Gabriella Trovato, Balsam Ariss, Students Rim Azmieh and Joude Masbout
International Operative Landscape Workshop ‘e-scape. Refugee settlement’, May 2015, Al Tyliani Informal Settlement Landscape project, lead by Dr. Maria Gabriella Trovato in collaboration with professors coming from University of Belgrade, AUC, Penn University, ALBA, University of Guelf, Universita’ Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria and with the support of Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service, AUB and International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA). In eight days on site fifteen AUB students and ten international professors created public spaces on the open areas of the IS using a participatory approach.
Following these efforts, LDEM received a special mention for dealing with current conflicts and seeking solutions through specific actions with great capacity to transform the landscape and society.