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For the past fi ve years, the winter or spring issue of the LA! Journal that follows the Students’ Design Competition hosted by the Landscape Foundation, is a compilation based on the theme of the competition. The gives us an opportunity to provide the readers an engaging combination of the academic thoughts of students and practice-based ideas amongst professionals, on the competition theme. This time we present diff erent interpretations of the term “memory” in context of our perception of spatial design and planning.
There are many ways in which a creative person relates to the idea of memory. On the one hand, K. S. Radhakrishnan, fi gurative sculptor, feels that in any creative work, memories and experiences of the past and impressions of the present are carried from real space to a personal space of an artist. Another viewpoint is shared by landscape artist Michael Little who notes that earthworks tend to address our larger spans of memory, a metaphysical memory, rather than personal or cultural memory. The ex- Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati’s aggressive memorial building campaign in the last few years in public spaces is an effort, in her own words, to highlight history that has been consciously suppressed. Ayla Khan in her article elaborates upon the idea of association of plants with different landscape imagery and their strong role in evoking past memories in the context of a place and time.

For complete version, refer the issue.
Green Landscape Summit 2013
Report by R. H. Rukkumany

Report by LA! Journal Bureau

361 Degrees: Architecture of Purpose
Report by Shilpa Chandawarkar

Grady Clay
Prof. Veer Bhadra Mishra

landscape & memory
Landscape & Memory
Landscape Foundation Students’ Design Competition 2012

Jury & Results

Prize Winning Entries including Special Mention Certificates

List of Participants 2012


Play of Memory

K. S. Radhakrishnan

Earthworks & Memory: A Metaphysical Mirror
Michael Little

City of Nawabs to City of Elephants:
Urban Transformation of Lucknow, India

Amita Sinha | Rajat Kant

Plants of Memory
Ayla Khan

view from within
Seeing versus Looking
Geeta Wahi Dua

Modern Traditionalists
In conversation with Parul Zaveri & Nimish Patel

south asia
A Historical and Spatial Portrait: Naulakha Bazaar, Lahore
Prof. Dr. Neelum Naz

Art Attack: Kochi Muziris Biennale 2012
Sreejith S.

book review
The Architecture of Shivdatt Sharma
Review by Anubha Kakroo

Jantar Mantar
Review by Meghal Arya

Poppo Pingel
Review by Pankaj Vir Gupta

green circus

know your plants
Aakash Neem, Millingtonia hortensis

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