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The Architecture Centre
Narrow Quay

Thu 25 Jul 2019
15:30 - 18:00

£25/£30/£60 for 3 workshop pass

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To celebrate the Landscape Institute’s 90th anniversary, a series of three workshops have been developed for architects and other built environment professionals to advance future skills and knowledge of participatory design.

Do you have the skills for co-design?

Participatory design gives communities and clients agency in the design of their neighbourhoods and workspaces. This skill is in high demand, but not commonly or formally taught in the landscape, urban design and planning courses, and rarely found at a high quality in commercial businesses and public sector.

The ‘State of Landscape’ report revealed that the top skills required from the landscape architecture profession were; community and stakeholder engagement (50% profession requires this), communication and presentation (65% requirement), collaborative partnerships (53% profession requires this), and problem solving (65% of landscape architects require these skills). This series of events seeks to upskills landscape and urban design professionals in this critical skills gap.

Digital Technology for Participatory Place Design (Workshop 3/3)*

In the third of a trio of workshops, learn how to use digital tools for engagement on co-design projects with Jo Morrison. She explains how to work with communities from a private client/developer, master-planning community perspective, and how to exploit the power of digital media and technology to involve people that were traditionally excluded or unmotivated.

About the speaker:

Dr. Jo Morrison works at the intersection of research, design and business. Focusing on digital innovation and multidisciplinary collaboration, she creates and delivers successful strategies and projects to maximise impact, accelerate growth and create rich customer experiences across a range of sectors – including the built environment, creative and cultural industries and education. Discovering the opportunities and value that bespoke digital placemaking affords clients involved in urban development and regeneration is a core area of Jo’s work – with the aim of creating more pleasurable, sustainable and citizen-centred future cities.

Jo Morrison, Digital Innovation Director, Calvium

Panel-discussion expert: 

Event Format:

  • Arrival, refreshments, opportunity for informal networking
  • Welcome and introductions (Sarah Jones-Morris, Chair of Landscape Institute South West, Amy Harrison, Heading of Learning at Architecture Centre)
  • Presentation by Jo Morrison (Digital Innovation Director, Calvium)
  • Workshop activity
  • Q&A Panel discussion (with Sarah-Jones-Morris, Amy Harrison and Jo Morrison)


In 2019 the Landscape Institute celebrates its 90th anniversary. A series of celebratory events will be taking place in London and across the UK. As part of this, The Architecture Centre and planning a series of 3 events entitled ‘Green Horizons’.

The other events in this series* are:
23rd May: People at the Heart of Place: Immersive Engagement Practices
27th June: Streets Ahead: Co-Design Techniques in Practice

*A 3-workshop pass is available at the discounted rate of £60, making it £20 per session. Please click through the ‘tickets’ button on this event to purchase the pass.
**A concessionary rate of £25 per session is available to LI Members and students.