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Terragrams is a podcast series providing a wide portal into the world of landscape architecture by the professionals who shape it. Running from 2006 to 2012, the podcast dispatched over 30 interviews. It is being re-edited and re-broadcast across 2020 and 2021. Learn more about Terragrams.

Dispatch 2: Bet Figueras

First published 14th Feb, 2006

Republished 30th Oct, 2020

Bet Figueras was the principal of her own practice — Arquitecta Paisajista — in Barcelona, Spain as well as a Professor of Landscape Architecture in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. She passed away, due to cancer, in 2010.

In this episode she spoke about Barcelona, her role in public space-making in the region, her growth as a designer, and her collaboration for the Barcelona’s Botanical Gardens project.

Introducing Bet and Barcelona

Ch. 1

▶0:37

Berkeley and protest

Ch. 2

▶5:32

Edinburgh, the gestalt, and form

Ch. 3

▶9:06

Models of Public Space Design

Ch. 5

▶18:00

Independent Practice & The Emergence of LA in Spain

Ch. 6

▶20:40

Design Process, Innovation, and Invisibility

Ch. 12

▶36:45

Getting Involved in Teaching

Ch. 14

▶45:22

Landscape Architecture as a Program and a Discipline

Ch. 15

▶50:52

The Role of the LA in Teams

Ch. 16

▶57:40

Key Future Projects for Barcelona

Ch. 17

▶1:00:10

The Fòrum's Revitalisation

Ch. 18

▶1:05:24

The Forum area, image from Google Earth

Future Directions in Teaching and Practice

Ch. 20

▶1:22:03