To accompany the degree work of undergraduate and postgraduate students of the Edinburgh School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (ESALA), the staff and students of ESALA have produced a series of catalogues that bring together an extraordinary array of possible futures that have emerged from difficult times.
The graduate work of ESALA’s students would normally be exhibited in the studio spaces where they were conceived and crafted. Such exhibitions allowed projects, which had been developed under common themes or related geographical contexts, to speak to each other spatially and to be experienced as a collective body of work. They would not only reflect the particular academic concerns of the architecture and landscape architecture programmes, but also the deep social engagement of students who work intensely and creatively together over long periods of time, sharing ideas collectively, often in the form of collaborative groupwork.
While current circumstances have precluded the physical display of student work, these documents present the intellectual rigour, professional competence, and creativity of ESALA’s students in a durable format. They showcase the shared concerns that motivate our practices in architecture and landscape architecture. We invite you to read them as both documents of individual work and, taken together, as a multi-volume compendium that communicates ESALA’s ethos of creative practice.