UCT Landscape Architect wins innovative award

21 Jan 2015 - 14:15
Corobrik landscape architect award

Amy Thompson, a 2014 UCT Landscape Architect graduate, receiving the prestigious Corobrik most innovative landscape architect project award from Christie Van Niekerk of Corobrik. Dr Julain Raxworthy her supervisor is seen on the right. Amy received the award for her final year thesis project titled We are Europe

Amy said, “My thesis critiques the perception of informality within the city by addressing failings in policy and legislation to allow for better informal settlement upgrade to occur. It is my hope that, by challenging the perception of informality and providing the socio-economic facilities called for within policy, the physical and symbolic boundaries separating the formal and informal parts of the city will be dismantled."

See the SABC interview with Amy.