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contextual condition is the base upon
which one develops a response. This
indicates that innovation is related to
dynamic environmental (and social)
conditions: the constantly shifting
panorama in which new ideas take root.
Thus, innovation is an integral part of a
dynamic process of reactive and proactive
responses and decisions. In this issue,
for example, Rosetta Elkin looks to
changing the status quo, creating a kind
of altered taxonomy that is more design
investigation than science, but she places
her quest for more field research in a
historical context of botanical practice.
Her project "Tiny Taxonomy" "exemplifies
the use of plants as a measure of scale, an
individually small but critical component
within an ecological sequence." From the
small and particular, she speculates on a
large-scale impact. Alyssa Schwann and
Jan Haenraets take the opposite approach
and start from a bigger perspective. In
their essay "A Non-Urban Approach",
they promote disengagement with
the current discourse relating to urban
transformation strategies, with its
reliance on interventions that inject lost
or absent greenery into our cities. Rather,
they argue, we should strive for a liaison
between the urban and the rural, thus
opening up possibilities for a renewed
way of envisioning landscape and urban
design. In this non-urban approach (or
de-urbanisation), "the small" is essential
to the process of transformation. Through
close examination of the small and the
particular, design creativity can combine
with technical knowledge to create places
that achieve optimal connection with local
identity. A sense of place and community
is fundamental to this creative process.
URBAN FOREST. PHOTO PAULA MEIJERINK, W-A-N-T-E-D
Jane Hutton explores the dynamic
interplay between social behaviour,
design and place by tracking the evolution
of landscape seating: we are increasingly
"lying down in public." Seating is often
the most direct, if not the only, means
through which we engage with surrounding
landscapes: it is the provocative interface
between a social-political climate
and social behaviour. Body postures as
provoked by seating design illustrate
responses to social and cultural changes.
Hutton demonstrates the extraordinarily
powerful nature of seating as means of
relating to public areas such as parks.
In a perhaps more political vein, Marilou
Champagne, in her discussion of the
issues besetting pollinators, reviews
the multitude of global responses with
a fresh eye, advocating an innovative
new perspective on how we manage
planted landscapes. She argues for an
organization of the city which allows
room for disorder, for messy spaces, for
non-maintained parcels; this argument
requires a shift in the status quo, to alter
our cultural perceptions of these kinds
of spaces. While messy and overgrown
spaces are often seen as a sign of disuse
and abandonment, they can also be seen
as representative of abundance of life and
spaces of fertility.
Design as an action that brings about
changes in the landscape has many
aspects, yet all of them ultimately influence
how people relate to their physical
environment. Besides spatial and material
propositions, design reflects policy changes,
revised zoning regulations, safety
requirements and performative standards
as well as socio-political change. While
vehicular access to any point in the city
remains the driving force in the organization
of urban development, initiatives
are undertaken to negotiate less space
dedicated to cars in favour of richer
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2015

To Being With | Pour Commencer
The New Small | Le Microcosme Réinventé
Paula Meijerink, Guest Editor | Rédactrice invitée
EN_LP+ | Small Matters: Backgrounder
FR_LP+ | Prodigieuse Petitesse
Writers | Collaboratuers
Je Vois Montreal
Upfront | Prologue
Forêt urbaine
Urban Braille
Find Your Pebble
Folly Forest
Parklet Experiment
Klynstra Scholarship
Prix 2014 Schwabenbauer
The Common Sense Curb Cut
Essay | Essai
Doggy Style
Projects in Place: The LA Flash Mob
Tiny Taxonomy
Lying Down in Public
Kelowna asks, "What if,,"
A Non-Urban Approach X3
New Directions | Nouvelles Avenues
Opinion
Critique
The Last Word | Le Mot de la Fin
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Writers | Collaboratuers
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Je Vois Montreal
Landscapes - Spring 2015 - The Common Sense Curb Cut
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Essay | Essai
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Projects in Place: The LA Flash Mob
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Tiny Taxonomy
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Lying Down in Public
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Kelowna asks, "What if,,"
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - A Non-Urban Approach X3
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - New Directions | Nouvelles Avenues
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - Opinion
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Landscapes - Spring 2015 - The Last Word | Le Mot de la Fin
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