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“Open Field” Exhibition Reception

October 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

man standing in yellow bridge over stone garden

The Clark and Laura Boyce Gallery, 104 Design Building

Exhibition hosted in conjunction with Paula G. Manship Endowed Lecture by Maura Rockcastle, TEN x TEN principal, on October 17, 2022. Reception to follow the lecture.


About Open Field

As the field of landscape architecture evolves to combat the issues of our time -climate change and just futures – how we practice matters. Through design research, experimental methods of design process and ideation, and provocative questioning, TEN x TEN challenges the normative environment of professional practice through process-oriented ways of working, engaging, and seeing landscape. Our agency as landscape architects to address the issues of our time is grounded in part by our ability to challenge the critical foundation of the design process itself and to practice modes of discovery as a generative act.

Exploration for the purpose of discovery offers time and space to create a feedback loop between us and a place; between future potential and the conditions of the site itself. Committing to an unfixed and open-ended process of discovery requires that we choose to practice observing, documenting, and translating as a critical way of seeing. The act of exploring, ground truthing, and observing helps us to see landscape as a cultural and dynamic medium; to understand what it does and how it works.

We use a multitude of methods and media to explore, question and test ideas. These methods are tied to larger questions about how to decode, situate, and reveal a multitude of layers and forces (time, light, temperature, desire, choice, and sensory experience) acting upon landscapes.