Martí Franch Batllori
Landscape Architect, EMF, Girona
Martí Franch Batllori, Landscape Architect by the University of Greenwich and Horticulturalist by ESAB in Barcelona, is the founder & principal of ‘EMF landscape architecture’. EMF is an interdisciplinary practice of independent experts in the field of urban and environmental design, exercising internationally.
EMF was settled in 1999 after professional and academic training in London, Amsterdam and Berlin. Ever since, Franch explores hybrid ways between ecological systems & cultural constructs to inform projects and build up new realities.
Since 2001 Franch teaches in ETSAB Barcelona, and has been visiting teacher at ENSPV Versailles, RMIT Melbourne, Catòlica de Santiago de Chile and imparted conferences worldwide. Currently Franch is midway doing a Design Practice Research PhD by RMIT Melbourne (Europe).
His work has been internationally published and awarded with a LILA landezine international landscape award 2016, ASLA American Society of Landscape Architects Honor Award 2012, European Landscape Biennal – Rosa Barba Prize 2012, as well as selected finalist in FAD 2012, Rosa Barba Prize 2010, CCCB European Prize of Public Space 2012 among others.
Lecture: A Walk through EMF Projects
Friday, June 8, 11.30 a.m.
A walk through some of EMF projects and notions they tackle, would like to rise debate on the relevance on timedriven design and the potential symbiosis of productive frictions in ectotones. Ecological ecotones and disciplinary too.