The Landscape Research Group, a charity founded in 1967, aims to promote research and understanding of the landscape for public benefit. We are concerned with all types and aspects of landscape, from wilderness and cultural landscapes to the built environment. We strive to stimulate research, transfer knowledge, encourage the exchange of ideas and promote practices which engage with landscape and environment. To these ends, we sponsor conferences and symposia, award student prizes, own and edit the peer-reviewed journal Landscape Research (published by Routledge) and publish the newsletter Landscape Research Extra. Our Annual Directors’ Reports provide fuller information on the Group’s activities.
Though our members share many values, as a group we remain open-minded and inquiring, as well as sceptical and critical in the best senses of those terms. The range of academic disciplines we represent is similarly broad, including geographers, planners, landscape architects, anthropologists, archaeologists, ecologists and many others within the arts, humanities and sciences. The Group provides a nexus for discourse between disciplines, and is a conduit through which academics and practitioners can engage.
LRG is non profit-making and, unlike some learned societies, it is open to all. We are not a professional body (we represent no single profession), although we do seek to engage with practice. In this context ‘practice’ can mean many things: an artist, a forester, a landscape architect, a planner, a field archaeologist, an open space activist, a guerrilla gardener… these could all be landscape practitioners. Indeed, LRG opens its doors to anyone who has an interest in landscape and hopes to broaden or deepen their personal understanding of this multi-faceted subject.
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