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8, 9

His activist nature is clearest, though, in the eco-cathedrals
he built on his own land near Heerenveen, very much in the
pebble-built style of Ferdinand Cheval's Palais Ideal tradition.
As with real cathedrals, he said, the "build" should go on for
hundreds of years. He claimed that if we left one per cent of
the land unattended, and built cathedrals of our waste matter
as a substrate for nature, biodiversity would be saved.
There are so many activists whose impact has been greater
than we could possibly have imaged. Jane Jacobs in this
country, of course. And people like Brazil-born photographer
Sebastiao Salgado, the subject of a beautiful documentary by
Wim Wenders. After photographing famine, war and genocide
that he said "broke his soul," he and his wife Lélia became
landscape activists. They decided to reforest the eroded and
completely cleared hacienda of his father. They did this with
200 plant and tree species of the Atlantic rainforest, proving
that the erosion of biodiversity doesn't have to be irreversible.
Their nurseries now have a capacity of one million seedlings
per year.

8,9 THE LANDSCAPE ACTIVIST: LOUIS LE ROY, THE CHAMPION OF NONDESIGNED LANDSCAPE, USING RUBBLE TO BUILD ECO-CATHEDRALS
OF WASTE MATTER, WHICH FORM A SUBSTRATE FOR NATURE
10,11 THE RESEARCHER: 2050: AN ENERGETIC ODYSSEY, IS A FUTURISTIC NARRATIVE
ABOUT MASSIVE OFFSHORE WIND PROJECTS OCCUPYING THE NORTH SEA
8, 9 (PP 42) ACTIVISM VARIOUS PHOTOS CAN SUBSTITUTE SALGADO INSTITUTO
TERRA SLIDE 47 10,11 (PP 68) ROTTERDAM - (2050 WINDMILLS)

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THE LANDSCAPE RESEARCHER:
BREAKING CRISES OF IMAGINATION
Our third professional role, that of doing landscape
research, is as broad as our field itself. Research may be
practice-oriented or scientific; it may be theoretical or
empirical - yet to my mind, research-through-design
deserves a place of its own. Perhaps most importantly, it
offers a way to tackle problems that don't have a client.
Indeed, many landscape issues do not have a fitting level
of governance because their scale is too big. Yet we must
address such problems as country-wide water issues which
influence sprawling rural and urban landscapes, or at an even
broader scale, the lack of a sufficient supply of renewable
energy which faces many countries.
The Dutch debate about an energy transition from fossil fuels
to renewable sources is always stalled by arguments which
claim that the renewables would never be massive enough to
deliver the energy needed by our industrial society. Our firm
took on this challenge and produced a narrative about massive
offshore wind projects, called 2050: An Energetic Odyssey.
Our narrative was informed by the best thinkers among
the stakeholder group: an offshore wind turbine builder, an
offshore dredger and contractor, the harbour authorities and
personnel of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, Nature NGOs, an
electrical grid company, Royal Dutch Shell and so on. Then we
packaged this futuristic Energetic Odyssey into a 12-minute
giant floor projection.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Landscapes - Spring 2018

To Begin With
Our Writers
Upfront
Essay
THE TRIAD OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
CHANGZHI WETLAND PARK
AFTER THE DESIGNERS LEAVE THE ROOM
YOU CAN ONLY DESIGN A RIVER ONCE
CONVERSATION
A “PUF” OF INSPIRATION: TOWARD NET ZERO NEIGHBOURHOODS
THE TOUGH GET GOING ON THE WAY TO TRANSFORMATION
THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A STORY ONLY THE LANDSCAPE CAN TELL
INTERVIEW
CRITIQUE
PARTING SHOT | UNE DERNIÈRE SALVE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - CHANGZHI WETLAND PARK
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - AFTER THE DESIGNERS LEAVE THE ROOM
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - YOU CAN ONLY DESIGN A RIVER ONCE
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - A “PUF” OF INSPIRATION: TOWARD NET ZERO NEIGHBOURHOODS
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE TOUGH GET GOING ON THE WAY TO TRANSFORMATION
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - THE HALIFAX EXPLOSION: A STORY ONLY THE LANDSCAPE CAN TELL
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Landscapes - Spring 2018 - INTERVIEW
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