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CE N'EST PAS UN DÉPOTOIR!

DESIGN
PROVIDES
THE VEHICLE,
BUT THE
STORY IS
DRIVEN BY
THE PEOPLE.

When Swift Company recently re-visited
the site to assess results, the niche displays
had expanded to include the top of the front
wall, and through interviews with staff, we
learned that attitudes towards the objects
and the "exhibition" had expanded beyond
the obvious.
The first objects we observed to leave
the confines of the niches were a few
handfuls of colourful marbles mixed into
the gabion rock adjacent to the entry stair.

More would follow. On the most recent visit,
we observed an assembly of the large river
rocks near the public entry door and the
hanging of a wind-propelled spinning object
on an exterior structural brace. Seasonal
displays at Hallowe'en and Christmas created
new thematic layers in the process, and
enthusiastic community members began to
contribute items specifically for the displays.
Many began to engage in conversation as
they admired the displays, and many more
returned. Some visitors "walked off" with
objects in the displays: the "waste" had made
its way back into society. People were ready to
share their treasures and get their hands dirty.
The Transfer Station project exemplifies
how design succeeds when people can
appropriate a space as their own, and engage
with each other. These recycled treasures,
rerouted from the waste stream, became
a catalyst for meaningful community
engagement. Even if we divert just a few tons
of waste, and even if our route is uncertain, it
is a step in the right direction. Design provides
the vehicle, but the story is driven by the
people. The process is inherently messy, but
the product is authentic.
Gareth@swiftcompany.com

GABION ROCK WALLS, DESIGNED TO WITHSTAND
THE WEATHER OVER THE SITE'S 75-YEAR
INTENDED LIFESPAN, INCLUDE NICHES TO
CELEBRATE THE EMPLOYEES' BRAINCHILD: A
"GALLERY" OF TREASURED ITEMS RESCUED
FROM THE WASTE PROCESSING STREAM. | LES
MURS DE GABIONS, CONÇUS POUR RÉSISTER
AUX ÉLÉMENTS DURANT LES 75 ANS DE VIE
UTILE DU SITE, COMPRENNENT DES NICHES
DESTINÉES À CÉLÉBRER LA TROUVAILLE DES
EMPLOYÉS : UNE « GALERIE » D'OBJETS PRÉCIEUX
RESCAPÉS DE L'ÉLIMINATION DES DÉCHETS.

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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
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - intro
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - cover1
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - cover2
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 3
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - TO BEGIN WITH | POUR COMMENCER
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 9
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
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 32
Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 33
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 - 42
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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