As founder and creative director of SLA, Stig L. Andersson questions the way we live and plan cities and communities of today – and has done so for the past 30 years.
With Stig as a trailblazer, we aim to make people wonder, widen their perspectives, and change their mindsets. This is exactly the ability of nature: it can change the way we act, live, and approach the world – because it daily reminds us that we are part of it.
This applies to all our nature-based work – from landscape architecture projects to temporary exhibitions and published perspectives. We challenge all to use their senses and question their mindsets. We continuously share our thoughts in various ways: design and execution of exhibitions and master gardens. Academic writing and lectures at leading academies all over the world. As active members and initiators of international professional networks.
Our economies, livelihoods, and well-being all depend on our most precious asset: Nature
These were the opening lines of Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta’s report “The Economics of Biodiversity” and were also at the center of the conversation our CEO, Mette Skjold, had with Dasgupta at the UIA World Congress of Architects CPH 2023.
They agreed that we, as humans, depend on nature – not only as a source of resources and wealth but also as the foundation for our physical and mental well-being. We are not separate from nature. We are nature.
Rasmus Astrup: 'City Nature' - The 2022 Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Lecture
In spring 2022, SLA partner and design principal Rasmus Astrup was invited to give the annual Cornelia Hahn Oberlander Lecture by the UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Vancouver.
The Values of Nature:
A Need for a New Driver of Urban Development
Imagine your quality of life being just as dependent on urban development as on social media. What would that lead to? The answer to that question depends on the drivers of urban development.
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Essay: The Bark Room
– The Book of Garden