This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book discusses the contemporary use of tools, such as software and fabrication technologies, through the lens of landscape architecture, and how innovative uses of these tools are emerging within the discipline. It examines how professional practice and academic environments are challenging innovation. The book explores digital technologies, design processes, and theoretical queries that shape the research and contemporary practice of landscape architecture. It examines the landscape as an open system that exchanges material information. The book looks at the relationship between architecture and landscapes in the over-engineered' form. It offers a critical examination of how the temporal nature of both art and landscape offer powerful revelations in making as a way of understanding the processes that shape and create landscapes.