Bram Barth, Landscape Architect at Lose & Associates, explains the floating gardens project in the Chicago River. This simulateneously creates more green space in the city, while improving the quality and image of the river.
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In Floating Underworld from PKN Tokyo Vol. 135, Taiwanese master’s student of Japanese modern architecture at Musashino Art University, Jesse Liu shares a creative proposal to implement an exciting 24-hour community installation in an unsuspecting and under-utilized corner of Tokyo's trendy Shibuya distict.
Teaching Art in the Trenches: My Encounter at the Art Institute of Chicago
BY STEVE SHERRELL
@ VOL 5
ON NOV 10, 2016
Steve Sherrell, a local artist in Yorkville, Illinois, and former professor of art at Joliet Junior College, taught art in the Chicago area for 30 years. Now retired, he lives along the Fox River watching the river flow by, painting, and, just to keep his foot in the water, curating the gallery at Water Street Studios in Batavia, Illinois.
Reading Clouds: Floating Middens
BY JAMES MULLER
@ VOL 23
ON SEP 20, 2017
James Muller is an artist and videographer based on the Sunshine Coast. Since 2003 James has been involved in the ongoing evolution of the ‘Floating Land’ ephemeral sculpture program. A key focus of James' artistic practice is the exploration cultural connections to place or landscape. At Floating Land 2013 James collaborated with renowned New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery to create ‘Reading Clouds : Floating Middens’. James presented a retrospective of this project, with voice over via the phone, as he was held up with preparing his work for this year's Floating Land program!
Dementia Friendly Garden Project
BY TAMAE ISOMURA
@ VOL 1
ON MAY 31, 2018
Originally from Japan, now living in Chelmsford, Tamae Isomura talks about her project designing the dementia friendly garden for local Broomfield hospital and the inspiration behind her work.
Tamae graduated from the Higher Certificate in Garden Design and MA in Garden Design at Writtle College with multiple awards. With an extensive experience in working at a large NHS hospital to create the healing outdoor spaces, she specialises in therapeutic landscape design by utilising both Japanese and English landscape philosophy and principles.