Maria Goula is a landscape architect and has been either studying or practicing landscape architect in Barcelona since she arrived from Greece in 1992, during the eve of the Olympic Games. She received both her Master of Landscape Architecture as well as her PHD degree from the Escola Tecnica Superior d’Arquitectura in Barcelona, in Catalunya’s Politecnic University. She is an adjunct professor in the Department of Urbanism and Territorial Planning where she teaches design studio and focusses on addressing issues surrounding tourism. Currently she is a founding member and Researcher for the Center of Landscape Research of Barcelona. Ms. Goula is a member of the organizing committee of Barcelona European Landscape Biennial and in Terragrams 25 she discusses the Biennial, her Ph.D. work, the European Landscape Convention, teaching and the state of the profession in Spain. www.terragrams.com
Michael van Gessel is a Dutch landscape architect with over 3 decades of experience that stretch back to the Agricultural College of Wageningen where he earned a BA in Plant Disease, another BA in Landscape Architecture and then an MA in Landscape Architecture. His professional experience was gained with the Dutch office Bakkker en Bleeker (now B+B) where he practiced for more than 25 years and directed the studio from 1991-1997. Since 1997 he has been enjoying self employment and independent consulting. In Terragrams 18, Michael discusses his approach to thinking about and designing landscapes, the fragility of Europe’s rural territory, as well as his work with B+B, the exhibition of his work at the Triennal of landscape in the dutch city of Apeldoorn, his recent monograph, and the 5th Biennal of landscape in Barcelona. Listen at www.terragrams.com.
Liat Margolis joins Terragrams for dispatch 17. Listen at www.terragrams.com. Trained as an industrial designer as well as a landscape architect, she co-authored the book “Living Systems, Innovative Materials & Technologies for Landscape Architecture.” Liat received a BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She was the Materials director for Material ConneXion, a materials research and consulting company in New York City, recently worked at the landscape architecture firm Hargreaves Associates and is currently a special lecturer at the University of Toronto. Liat discusses her book Living Systems, her engagement with the world of materials, the GSD Materials Collection, the University of Toronto and the cocoa jute log. Listen at www.terragrams.com.