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PROLOGUE

06/
PETER KLYNSTRA
MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

PHOTOS RYAN WAKSHINSKI

ED VERSTEEG

05/ "SOMEBODY CALLED 911."
RYAN WAKSHINSKI

EN_ THAT'S what the fire chief said
as he walked up to our 2016 PARK(ing)
Day stall at the corner of Edmonton
Street and Graham Avenue in downtown
Winnipeg, to see exactly what was going
on at our installation, The Chopping
Block. Our team's idea was a little
radical. We wanted to have people chop
wood in the street as a way of reducing
workday stress, challenging notions of
danger and promoting the idea of "risky
play." If we were going to be making all
that mess, the next logical step was
to have a campfire, which, in an urban
setting, was an incongruity we all loved.
And, if you have a campfire, naturally you
have s'mores to give out to passersby!
That, at least, was the concept.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide
event where artists, designers and
citizens transform metered parking
spaces into temporary public mini-parks
to raise awareness about land use, green
space in urban centres and good design.
Understandably, in the end the
organizers would not let us hand out a
chopping axe to anyone just passing by in
the street, so only stall volunteers were
allowed to chop, but we were able to get
a permit for a warming fire. This paid off
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when we showed it to the very friendly
fire chief. As he explained, if someone
calls, he has to investigate - and he
allowed us to keep the fire burning.
The installation consisted of a full cord of
wood arranged in 3 sections of 4' tall x 8'
long walls to frame the chopping block,
along with a donated pine tree back
drop, a borrowed fire pit and some wood
log seats. And, of course, an axe! The
September day started cool, windy and
wet, ideal for warming up by a fire, with
the rain tapering out by the 10 a.m. start.
By the end of the day, we had given out
over 200 s'mores, including many to
new Canadians who had never tried this
North American delicacy or experienced
the joy of sticky s'more fingers. The
MALA-sponsored stall turned a mess
into success, garnering the profession
some TV coverage on the local CBC.

EN_APALA & LACF|FAPC have awarded the 2016
Peter Klynstra Memorial Scholarship to Emma
TarBush, a 2017 MLA candidate at the University of
Guelph. Emma holds a BFA from NSCAD, and intends
to pursue professional employment in Atlantic
Canada following completion of her degree. In
summer 2016, she was engaged in the development
of a tourism wayfinding and signage strategy for
Inverness County on Cape Breton Island. Her thesis
work is an extension of that project, "exploring how
sound can be used as a design and educational tool,
to draw people to cultural features in the landscape."
The grant will enable Emma to travel to her project
site in Port Hood.
The Klynstra Memorial Scholarship was established
to recognize Peter's long and influential career in
landscape architecture and academia. In tribute to
Peter's influence as a mentor and the inspiration
he provided to clients, communities and students,
the award provides an annual grant of $1000 to
support an Atlantic Canadian student enrolled
in an accredited LA university program. For
more information:
> www.apala.ca
TO DONATE | POUR FAIRE VOTRE DON:
> lacf.ca

> See the video
bit.ly/ChoppingBlockWpg

ryanwakshinski@yahoo.co.uk

EMMA TARBUSH


http://www.apala.ca http://www.lacf.ca http://www.bit.ly/ChoppingBlockWpg

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Summer 2017

TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
COLLABORATORS | COLLABORATEURS
PROLOGUE
ESSAY | ESSAI
Après le désordre vient le beau temps
A Fine Mess
Biophilic City
“I Am the Space Where I Am”
OPINION
Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
Messiness by Intention
CRITIQUE
@landtecanada Taking It With You
THE LAST WORD | LE MOT DE LA FIN
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - COLLABORATORS | COLLABORATEURS
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - PROLOGUE
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - ESSAY | ESSAI
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 22
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Après le désordre vient le beau temps
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 25
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - A Fine Mess
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Biophilic City
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - “I Am the Space Where I Am”
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - OPINION
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Homo the Homogenizer? Do LAs Design Messy Terrain?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Waste-Less in Seattle: How Will This Look When It Gets Dirty?
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 49
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 50
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 52
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 53
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Messiness by Intention
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 55
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - CRITIQUE
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 57
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - @landtecanada Taking It With You
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - THE LAST WORD | LE MOT DE LA FIN
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