In listening to the landscape, we are reminded that humans are not the only beings afforded language—plants, animals, ecosystems, and organizational bodies each communicate in their own ways. Together, we are in constant conversation.

After a year of remote communication, Ground Up 11 seeks submissions that tune back into our surroundings. 

When we alter the landscape, there is always a response: immediately, or perhaps generations later—but do we recognize it? How do we listen, how do we respond—by avoiding, accommodating, adapting? How do the languages of conflict and reciprocity appear in the landscape? What media sends those messages, and at what scale? A robust harvest? Algal blooms? Seas of protest?

In a future-oriented field concerned with overlapping crises, we must refine the art of feedback: making time to reflect on the outcomes of our work, reserving space for voices unheard, and heeding subtlety. Ground Up 11 encourages landscape architects and our collaborators to examine your practice through narratives of attunement and  dissonance. 

To higher frequencies…

Submission Requirements:

We welcome subject matter from landscape architecture, art practice, ecology, architecture, geography, urban design, literature, social justice advocacy and beyond. As a student-run journal, we have published content from a true diversity of contributors: from renowned landscape architects and thought leaders in the field, to undergraduate students with a story to tell. We accept all forms of media – from drawings and renderings, to written pieces and short films.

  • 2,000 words maximum
  • Please combine your files into a single PDF (10MB max)
  • If you are submitting a photo series or visual piece, please also include a project statement
  • If you are submitting a video project, include a project statement and a link to view the video online (3 min max)

Submissions are closed as of January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm

We review submissions in January and will be in touch about selected pieces early February.