“Design for whom” has always been an eternal topic in the design world, whether it is architectural design, landscape design, or broader new media design. Fortunately, I had an internship in Architect Studio during this summer vacation, and I met many architects. I was also fortunate to learn new media design while studying landscape design during this semester, so I can look at this issue in a broader context. The architect I worked with once mentioned that the emergence of design tends to be too fashionable and ignores some other more essential issues. I have been pursuing the form and appearance of design for a long period of time, treating it as the sacred and inviolable belief and the first principle of design and ignoring many other factors, such as the community, such as the site itself. Fortunately, the studio this semester gave me the opportunity to explore other topics embedded in the design process, such as armature and community participation. I also deeply feel that the landscape itself has social value in addition to providing visual enjoyment and aesthetic pleasure.

In the past presentation, Kristina mentioned that sometimes we too pursue the effect of the drawing, which leads to the fact that the drawing and the drawing lacks the value of its existence-expressing information and telling stories. The object of our work is the landscape and the drawing is only the medium and tool of the work. Therefore, in order to pursue the beauty of the tool and ignore the essence of the work, it is worthy of reflection. Deni’s record lecture is also very inspired. It reveals the perceptual aspect of the landscape as a platform for connecting people and society and allows me to see the humanistic care contained in the landscape as a medium. And let me see the huge energy of the “mass participation” landscape. The last case of Zingonia is very shocking. He really passed the landscape design and made a huge impact on the lives of local residents. I believe that this cannot be achieved when only considering rationality and aesthetics. It encourages residents to participate and truly consider the spirit of the site and the feelings of the place. Only then can it release huge energy. This reminds me of the site of the Qinghai Nuclear Test Base once designed by Professor Zhu Yufan. It is also rooted in the spirit of the site, so a very touching design was born.

Work of Prof. Zhu