Ground Up, the student-run journal of the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, announces the release of its 2021 issue, Breathe. Throughout a year of pandemic, protest, fire, smoke, and insurrection, through challenges of remote collaboration, isolation, and burnout, Ground Up has curated a journal of personal reflections, scholarship, poignant critique, art, and joyous expression.
Since 2011, Ground Up has served as an essential forum for the publication of design scholarship. Each year, the journal seeks to publish contributions that amplify unheard voices and share unique perspectives on the intersection of environmental design and current events. The journal received a large number of high quality submissions this year, allowing them to publish a diversity of authors from across the field of landscape architecture.
Issue 10: Breathe, explores a universal requirement of life that has been threatened by overlapping crises of pandemic, climate disaster, and racial injustice. It is an exploration of the space between emergency and calm, the experiences between confinement and freedom, and an invitation to take pause, reflect, and find relief in the midst of crisis.
Issue 10 is available for purchase on groundupjournal.org.