“To counteract absent public funds and inherited functionalist planning practices, Europe is currently experiencing a trend towards the creation of spaces from the bottom up, imagined and built by amateurs, instead of by professionals. This has implications for designers, who may find themselves with no role to play. Instead of retreating to the margins of society, however, some landscape architects are axtending their profiles and contributing to the renewal of their profession: they are abandoning their identity as dominant creators and reinventing themselves as co-creators, especially for public and community spaces. Why not call them curators, with reference to exhibition curators who design the overall narrative of a collective work in collaboration with a multitude of creators?
Design as curation implies a different take on the formal language of the respective design projects, bringing about a new aesthetics os the self-made. “
“On the Move” , Landscape Architecture Europe