Practical delight – Moves in the landscape

Chris Johnstone

As a landscape architect I believe I engage with the discipline through five modes of practice. These ideas are fundamental to the way I approach design and connect with the landscape. I believe that our relationships to physical and cultural landscapes defines our deeply held connections and regards for site or place. I propose that landscape is experienced through kinesthetic movement and across time. Landscapes are in a constant state of becoming, and our relationships with them mirror this. When designing, I craft and conceive of landscapes across a multitude of scales; understanding that human and bio-physical ecologies are enchained and intertwined. To express this I privilege and celebrate the ever evolving space of plants interwoven with human micro-climates.