For Immediate Release
May 28, 2019
Ground Up, the student-run journal of the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, announces the release of its 2019 issue on the theme of Home — a topic that has been on the minds of the world, our country, and the students at the UC Berkeley College of Environmental Design. In this issue, definitions of Home traverse scales— from the 3,000-mile-long US Mexico border to a Japanese-American Internment Camp to the body.
Since 2011, Ground Up has served as a essential forum for the publication of design scholarship. Each article in Issue 08 expresses a unique, nuanced perspective on Home. Together, their diverse voices and mediums create a colorful, lively conversation around the theme, while simultaneously offering a moment of critical self reflection for our readers, the profession, and the world.
This year, Ground Up includes work addressing design in Singapore, Israel, Norway, and the UK. We also included student and recent graduate work from Royal College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Cambridge University.
Issue 08 reflects a deeper level of engagement with the larger design community at UC Berkeley. Editors established a new collaboration with the Environmental Design Archives to bring the history of the school into the journal. Archival images run throughout the journal, including our cover image. Additionally, we authored “The Wurster Dispatch,” an article that highlights visiting professors and practitioners as a part of the landscape department’s annual lecture series. Issue 08 also showcases work from Berkeley professors, PhD, graduate, and undergraduate students throughout the College of Environmental Design.
About Ground Up
Ground Up was created in response to the Occupy Wall Street and 99% movements and continues to serve as a student platform to discuss contemporary topics free from the whims of intellectual fashion. Published annually, each issue centers on a theme of contemporary relevance with interdisciplinary possibilities. Articles and artworks are gathered through an open call for submissions, so naturally the journal is guided by the interests of our readers and collaborators—from students to professionals, academics to practitioners, artists to scientists.