Kate Orff is the founder and design director of SCAPE, a design-driven landscape architecture and urban design studio based in New York, she has designed projects across the United States and internationally.
We're told if the economy is growing, and if we keep producing, that's a good thing. But at what cost? This hour, TED speakers explore circular systems that regenerate and re-use what we already have. Guests include economist Kate Raworth, environmental activist Tristram Stuart, landscape architect Kate Orff, entrepreneur David Katz, and graphic designer Jessi Arrington.
During the 2017 ASLA annual conference in Los Angeles, we spoke with Kate Orff, who is the founder of New York based SCAPE Studio. Through this conversation, we got some insight on her latest publication, learned about her design philosophy, and listened to her thoughts and driving ideas about creative work she aspires to facilitate through her awarded MacArthur Fellowship. Orff is also an associate professor at Columbia University at the Graduate School of Architecture and recently released the publication (Toward an Urban Ecology). We discuss topics such as design-driven advocacy and the multi-range scales that it can impact in the field of landscape architecture, as well as the importance of science-based design, a concept that is explored in her latest publication.
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