Landscapes - Summer 2017 - 9

POUR COMMENCER

ANDREW ROBERTSON
GUEST EDITOR,
RÉDACTEUR INVITÉ

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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE lies at the intersection of nature
and culture. Conventionally, the practice infuses outdoor spaces
with physical order, program, meaning and resolution. Its
planning and design processes are often orderly; its products
coherent and explicable. Yet both nature and culture, in form and
expression, are inherently messy: unresolved, dynamic, ambiguous
and unpredictable. In an age of environmental and communal
fragmentation and disassociation, it is more important than ever
to connect to the ecosystems and communities in which we live.
Messiness is an expression of place, of the unique natural and social
forces that created and continuously shape it. Messiness stands
against the homogenizing and dislocating effects of globalization,
standardization and hyper-rationality.
Robert Smithson in Frederick Law Olmsted and the Dialectical
Landscape (1973) argues that the most powerful landscape projects
are "never finished; they remain carriers of the unexpected and of
contradiction on all levels of human activity, be it social, political,
or natural." Messy landscapes are carriers of the unexpected and of
the contradictory. They disrupt our perceptions and our paradigms.
They provide us with avenues to enter into a more resonant and
meaningful relationship with our communities and the natural world
around us. They compel us to get some mud on our shoes.

MESSY LANDSCAPES
ARE CARRIERS OF THE
UNEXPECTED AND THE
CONTRADICTORY...
THEY COMPEL US TO
GET SOME MUD ON
OUR SHOES.

LES PAYSAGES
DÉSORDONNÉES
SONT PORTEURS DE
SURPRISES ET DE
CONTRADICTIONS...
ILS NOUS OBLIGENT
À SALIR UN PEU NOS
CHAUSSURES.

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L'ARCHITECTURE DU paysage se situe à l'intersection de la
nature et de la culture. Classiquement, la pratique infuse des
espaces extérieurs avec un ordre physique, un programme, une
signification et une résolution. Ses démarches de planification
et de conception sont souvent ordonnées alors que ses produits
sont cohérents et explicables. Pourtant, la nature et la culture,
dans la forme et l'expression, sont foncièrement « désordonnés »
- non résolus, dynamiques, ambigus et imprévisibles. À l'ère de la
fragmentation et de la désolidarisation de l'environnement et de
la collectivité, il est plus important que jamais de se connecter aux
écosystèmes et aux communautés dans lesquelles nous vivons.
Le désordre est une expression du lieu, des forces naturelles et
sociales uniques qui l'ont créé et le façonnent sans discontinuer.
Le désordre se dresse contre les effets homogénéisants et
perturbateurs de la mondialisation, de la normalisation et de
l'hyper-rationalité.
Dans son livre Frederick Law Omsted and the Dialectical
Landscape (1973), Robert Smithson soutient que les plus puissants
projets de paysage ne sont « jamais finis, ils restent porteurs
d'inattendu et de contradiction à tous les niveaux de l'activité
humaine, qu'elle soit sociale, politique ou naturelle. » Les paysages
désordonnées sont porteurs de surprises et de contradictions. Ils
perturbent nos perceptions et nos paradigmes. Ils nous fournissent
des pistes pour entrer dans une relation plus résonnante et
significative avec nos communautés et le monde naturel qui nous
entoure. Ils nous obligent à salir un peu nos chaussures.
arobertson@islengineering.com
SUMMER | ÉTÉ 2017 9



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
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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 - 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 - 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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