The profession of landscape architect in Latin America has not been developed to the same degree as in European countries and the USA. Academic programmes on this special field in Latin-American universities are relatively new and thin on the ground. That’s to say, the landscape architect in Latin America tends to be an architect who’s received a training in this field through his own experience and thanks to an attitude that sees, utilises and recreates the landscape as an aesthetic and cultural means of expression.
Latinscapes tries to display an attitude common to various countries: that of landscape understood as raw material, as a search procedure for successfully defining a group portrait made up of different faces that have certain common origins and histories.
Jimena Martignoni (1971) studied architecture at the Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, did a Master’s in landscape architecture at the Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires, and complementary studies in environment, society and economy in the Latin-American Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO). After working for two years in a landscape architecture studio in the USA, she has been active since 2001 in landscape research and publicity in Latin America. Since 2004 she has written regularly on this subject in Landscape Architecture Magazine and other European magazines.