So, landscape architect, eighteenth months in, what have you learned about our shared emergency?

It is bigger than this pandemic, and the one to follow.
It is bigger than me, than you, than our children.
It is bigger than last week’s flood and next week’s fire.
It is bigger than any place, any one landscape, anyone’s landscape.
It is bigger—by far—than this and all the other professions.

This emergency is real. It is systemic. It is not coming. It is already here.

Let us gather, if only this once, and act like it.

ECLAS Online Conference, September 13-15, 2021

We are glad for the broad response to our Stop-and-Think call and we are looking forward to an exiting conference with all of you.

We need to put aside all practical aims and ambitions and talk about what really matters – for ourselves, our children, our students, and our discipline.

We need to recover the power of language, to call things by their proper names and hear ourselves saying out loud what we dare not utter elsewhere.

Get your ticket to ECLAS 2021

ECLAS 2021 is an open access conference. Get your ticket and read more about the registration HERE.

Conference tracks

Plenary sessions

  1. Stop and Think Welcome and introduction
  2. Stop Thinking Water Somewhere/ Start Experiencing Wetness Everywhere
  3. From ‘Cruel Optimism’ to ‘Educated Hope’:
    How to Create Landscape Architecture Education for “Public Global Social Environmental Good”?
  4. Stopped, thought, and now?

Keynote speakers

Isabelle Anguelovski, ICREA Research Professor, The Autonomous University of Barcelona

Dilip Da Cunha, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Henry Giroux, Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest​, The Paulo Freire Distinguished Scholar in Critical Pedagogy

Lilli Lička, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Jamie Lorimer, Professor of Environmental Geography at University of Oxford

Anuradha Mathur, Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania


Alexandra D’Urso, Educational Developer, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Ed Wall, Associate Professor of Cities and Landscapes, University of Greenwich

Mustafa Dikeç, Urban Studies, Malmö University