The New Landscape Declaration


A 20 minute documentary short that questions the role of the landscape architect in the face of the world’s myriad social, political, and ecological challenges.

The film was made in collaboration with Joanna Karaman and Sahar Coston Hardy for the Landscape Architecture Foundation and the University of Pennsylvania.

It includes interviews with leading designers including:

James Corner, designer of New York City’s the High Line
Kate Orff, innovator and design activist
Martha Schwartz, pop art park public space designer turned climate activist
Mario Schjetnan, designer of Mexico City’s Xochimilco Ecological Park and Chapultapec Park rehabilitation
Kongjian Yu, influencer in China’s “sponge city” movement