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Extreme landscapes: A 21st century sublime
(ORO editions on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, 2017)
Queenstown and Christchurch are twin poles of New Zealand's landscape of risk. As the country's 'adventure capital', Queenstown is a spectacular landscape in which risk is a commodity. Christchurch's landscape is also ...
The island of lost objects
(ORO editions on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, 2018)
I recently came across these documents during my research at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The papers detail the exploration of the enigmatic Island of Lost Objects. Located at 0.00°N 0.00°E, the island marks ...
Contemporary Landscapes of Contemplation
Review of book by Rebecca Krinke
(Lincoln University, 2012)
Disasters are a critical topic for practitioners of landscape architecture. A fundamental role of the profession is disaster prevention or mitigation through practitioners having a thorough understanding of known threats. ...
Topophilia and topophobia in the post-earthquake landscape of Christchurch, New Zealand
(Universidad de Concepción, 2013)
Earthquakes rupture not only the objective realm of the physical landscape, but also the subjective landscape of emotions. Using the concepts of topophilia and topophobia developed by Yi-Fu Tuan as theories of love and ...
Revisiting utopia: How a legacy of idealistic plans resonates with Christchurch’s rebuild
(Lincoln University, 2015-11-17)
Imagined landscapes find their form in utopian dreaming. As ideal places, utopias are set up according to the ideals of their designers. Inevitably, utopias become compromised when they move from the imaginary into the ...