Why a landscape machine?

Designers should design landscapes that challenge human beings and human collectives to allow them to redefine nature within and beyond themselves. We are well aware that the two words ‘landscape’ and ‘machine’ are dissonant in many ways; something technocratic versus something pristine? The dissonance is on the other hand exactly right, if you consider an […]

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Water Sprung Versatility

The river Roer (Roermond, the Netherlands) has been of great importance to the inhabitants of its valley since the Roman empire. However, anno 2013,  the Roer is not only beloved, but also known for its moody character. Due to the increase of precipitation in winter and the decrease of precipitation in summer, the rain river […]

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Relevant research angles

There are several possible research angles that are relevant for the conceptual development of landscape machines:   Landscape production e.g. concerning diversification of yield, introducing (new forms of) biodiversity, ecosystem analyses and thermodynamical system mapping. Landscape aesthetics e.g. embodied experience, (new) ritual engagement, everyday landscape interactions, shades of sublime and design style. Landscape anthropology e.g. […]

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