The “social-art” of landscape architecture encompasses projects with varying degrees of social (civic) responsibility and self-expression (art).
My design (vs. planning, etc.) work tends to be smaller scale projects, sometimes private residential, which offers a greater freedom of expression than larger scale public projects. Landscape architects are licensed to protect the health, safety and welfare of the general public, a serious charge. The creation of beautiful objects and spaces is a welcome relief to the civic/social responsibility of planning projects.