Today’s leaders in landscape architecture do not merely respond to design problems that are defined for them by clients – they actively seek to identify new issues and uncover deeper problems that have not yet been brought into focus. Many contemporary landscape architects have realized that how one frames an issue can be just as important as identifying it as an issue in the first place. Framing can be thought of as the creation of a lens through which you and your audience understand the issue. It is crucial to understand that the identification and framing of an issue informs the outcome of any proposal, design related or not.
This presentation explores the theoretical underpinnings of a future directed studio or thesis project. I situated myself within an area of interest, identified a pertinent topic, and then framed an issue surrounding the topic.