May 04, 2015

Dialogues on Urbanization: Emerging Landscapes

PFS Studio has been asked to present Toronto’s Sherbourne Common at Dialogues on Urbanization: Emerging Landscapes, a prestigious international exhibition at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. The exhibition examines landscape architecture in the age of planetary urbanization.

Sherbourne Common has been paired with a work by Parallax Landscape in the category Leveraging Regional Resources. Our display focused on Sherbourne Common as both major civic amenity and poetic stormwater treatment infrastructure for the East Bayfront precinct.

About the Exibition

Over the past decade, the design disciplines have increasingly adapted their research and design methods in response to the complexity and speed of urbanization in the 21st century. “Dialogues on Urbanization: Emerging Landscapes” takes stock of recent disciplinary developments in research methods, design strategies, and representational modes in landscape architecture and urbanism through pairing eleven speculative and eleven built projects. Diverse in geography and content, each pair addresses a common issue stemming from 21st-century processes of urbanization. From flood mitigation strategies in Seoul to freight-based settlements in the Illinois Fox River Valley, “Dialogues on Urbanization” underscores landscape architecture’s considerable contribution towards reimagining urban systems such as mobility networks, agricultural production, and waste flows, at multiple scales, from the planetary to the hyper-local.

Dialogues on Urbanization: Emerging Landscapes opened on March 23rd, 2015.