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PROLOGUE

08/
CONGRESS
of the
WORLD
DESIGN
SUMMIT
MONTREAL
07/ WABI SABI:
OF ESSENCE AND POETRY
VIRGINIA BURT, FCSLA, FASLA
EN_ FOR many landscape architects - or at least those like me - there is real joy in
capturing the essence of a landscape, in seeing the idea of the place made manifest.
After travelling in Japan last summer, I began to feel a particular joy in wabi-sabi, the
Japanese name for a beauty that is elusive and impermanent. Wabi-sabi is about
incompletion: it is earthy and imperfect, even messy, and its tactile quality is integral
to the adventure of design.
Too often process and purchasing protocols sterilize design. To us lies the challenge of
allowing contingencies to exist; of engaging our clients as champions of the project;
of applying our creativity to excavate for solutions; of thinking from the end point to
the beginning. Transformation is a messy business; new territory is being forged out
of the old. Yet inspiration has rarely been found in order; chaos is to be embraced. The
Chebucto Gun Emplacement conveys that message.
I recommend a book printed, fittingly, by Imperfect Publishing: Leonard Koren's Wabi
Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers, (1994). His advice has become my
mantra: "Pare down to the essence, but don't remove the poetry." Amen.
v@vburtdesigns.com
BRAVO to VIRGINIA BURT DESIGNS, who made the ASLA's list of Landscape
Architect's Best Unknown Firms: the unsung heroes/heroines in the biz.
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SLOT VIEW, CHEBUCTO GUN EMPLACEMENT NO. 1, NOVA SCOTIA.
PHOTO STEPHEN PATTERSON

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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 - 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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