The Expert Panel activities supplement the core teaching at MSA by offering alternative viewpoints and expertise. It aims to create an ecosystem of events that are attached to MSA’s teaching and research agendas, through a series of events addressing equality and diversity in the disciplines of architecture & landscape architecture and covering a broad range of topics.

The Provocations series retained its format of two short, punchy presentations followed by a longer conversation guided by a discussant.

The Salons, remotely this year, allowed students access to outside experts with a considerable range of expertise including clients, developers, planners, archaeologists, artists, architects and academics.

We also ran Pecha Kucha sessions, introducing our Editorial Board discussing The Project that Got Away and also introducing invited experts who would be leading Salon discussions.

We hosted the first Inspirations talk with our new Head of School, Professor Kevin Singh introducing his (Accidentally) Curated Career and we will expand these lectures in the coming year.

Moving to online delivery allowed both our guests and audiences to expand beyond Manchester towards a global audience.

MLA Open Lectures

The Master of Landscape Architecture programme held two open lectures this academic year: Jane Findlay on ‘Role of Landscape Architects in Tackling Climate Change’ and Billy Fleming ‘Designing a Green New Deal’.