Gandong Cai is a landscape architect and urbanist working at theory and practice. He holds a Master in Landscape Architecture degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), and is working at Sasaki Associates, Boston, where he focuses on landscape analysis, planning and design for both urban and rural areas globally. In parallel, he serves as column host, writer and editor of Guangdong Landscape Architecture journal, in which he interviews scholars and writes essays on the topic of the relationship between planetarization and locality.
Gandong’s recent works include Big Apple, Small Plug-In (2020, top winner proposal for the Pandemic International Ideas Competition), From Eliminating to Elevating: Tokyo Loneliness Tree Hole Plan (2019, 1st-prize winning proposal for the Eliminate Loneliness International Competition), and The Gaians (2018, Honorable Mentions, Iconoclast Design Competition).
He co-curated the exhibition “Urban Underspace: On Transparency and Occupancy” at Shenzhen MoCAPE (2018) which demonstrated his research work on urban environment. His works and researches are published on journals and platforms include the Nakhara, Landscape Architecture Frontiers, Guangdong Landscape Architecture, LA+, LAM, Archdaily, KooZArch and Gooood.