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Les paysagistes: expanding, producing, contested fields of landscape

Les paysagistes: expanding, producing, contested fields of landscape

Wall, Ed (2020) Les paysagistes: expanding, producing, contested fields of landscape. Architectural Design, 90 (1). pp. 6-13. ISSN 0003-8504 (Print), 1554-2769 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/ad.2519)

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Abstract

This article argues that landscapes are made and remade through interrelations between people and the worlds around them – from geographers investigating the lives of urban wastelands to landscape architects projecting future cities, and from migrants navigating border systems to artists working with local residents. In contrast to tendencies to emphasise the physical forms of landscapes, with their potential to be redesigned and represented in drawings, this article brings to the forefront the social constructedness of landscapes by focusing on a range of critical practices and daily actions. As conventional frames of landscape are challenged, other ways of measuring, mapping, imagining, designing, building and occupying them are revealed. For centuries, artists and designers have represented landscapes of power in paintings and have transformed them through their design proposals. But in recent years a number of researchers, designers, artists and activists have explored an expanded field of landscape, investigating populations fleeing conflict zones, reimagining cities facing ecological challenges, questioning territorial claims, and critiquing processes of urbanization. This article focuses on some of these individuals whose work and lives encompass a diverse range of practices, brought together through their critical redefinition of landscape relations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: landscapists, paysagistes, landscape, landscape architecture, design
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Department of Architecture & Landscape
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2020 10:37
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/26309

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