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PROLOGUE
02/ KUDOS TO THE
AVANT GARDENER!
WITH ANNA THURMAYR

01/
CONGRÈS
du SOMMET
MONDIAL
du DESIGN
de MONTRÉAL
du 16 au 20 OCTOBRE

2017

ARCHITECTURE
DE PAYSAGE
FiAP
AAPC
AAPQ

EN_IN JANUARY 2017, when Professor Dietmar Straub was awarded the University of
Manitoba's premier award recognizing outstanding community involvement by a member of
the university, LP asked his LA partner (and wife) Anna Thurmayr to comment on their first
decade in Canada.
"Dietmar and I have lived in many different places, and I have seen him plant a large variety
of gardens, but ten years ago, he asked a simple question, and I was lost for words: 'How can
we cultivate a garden in Winnipeg, Manitoba?' We had recently transplanted ourselves from
Germany to Canada, settling in a place without understanding its local conditions, without
knowing how the wind blows. Yet today, Dietmar considers himself a German-Canadian
hybrid who is passionate about soccer, likes to eat sauerkraut and sausages and sometimes
dreams in English." And yes, he has created gardens...gardens, he says, that are "platforms
for the post-boom generation in search of moments of happiness."
There have been so many concepts - Fairy Lawn, Instant Garden, Folly Forest, Snow
Academy, Maria's Prairie Summit Challenge, Aurora Theatre, and Sumac Garden - and so
many volunteers, involved in tree-pit construction and asphalt painting, digging in Winnipeg
clay, compacting Manitoba limestone, hammering stones, bricks, logs and asphalt and using
brushes and paint rollers. For Dietmar, says Anna, "these projects are hatcheries for ideas
or field tests where he combines theory and practice, science and poetry in a creative and
playful manner. Because the gap separating academia from professional practice has always
bothered him, his approach negates the traditional role division of designer, client and
builder, and instead, stresses mutual learning."
Professor Straub's work has received acclaim at the national and international level. Straub
even stays in contact with the communities after construction work is done, "since both
trees and people need time and attention to grow."
> For more details on the Dr. and Mrs. D.R. Campbell Outreach Award: bit.ly/DietmarStraub
dietmar.straub@umanitoba.ca

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D'AVANCE ET
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14 LANDSCAPES PAYSAGES

DIETMAR STRAUB, BRICOLEUR, + FRIENDS


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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 - ESSAY | ESSAI
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Après le désordre vient le beau temps
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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 - 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 - Beaver the Disruptor Tolerating Disorder in the Heart of Vancouver
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - Messiness by Intention
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Landscapes - Summer 2017 - CRITIQUE
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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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