Contents of the scape winter issue #19
In this winter issue of ‘scape, the theme ‘across’ comes up again and again: crossing borders between north and south, between academics and practice, between students and
professionals, between residents and researchers, between tradition and experiment, between rich and poor, and between disciplines.
The reviews in the back of this issue are about making views and about designing and constructing a route to them. In Philadelphia, the squirrel used to be able to travel from east to west
through the foliage. Now that was ‘across’!
ACROSS / Urban futures across the hemispheres
Students, teachers and practitioners travel ‘across’ to learn and grow. In landscape architecture and urbanism, the dividing line between practice and academia begins to disappear.
The dossier is also about transferring knowledge. What do we want to tell? What do we need to understand? Crossing borders starts there, perhaps: at being able and willing to understand things.
So it is also about language. The dossier is edited by Lisa Diedrich and Max Rohm.
Interviews with Jonathan Barton, professor for sustainable development at the Universidad Católica de Chile and Markus Vogl, researcher, focusing on urban transformation processes, neighbourhood
development, and housing.
Essays by Flavio Janches, Henrietta Palmer, Paola Alfaro d’Alençon, Federico Guglielmo Castracane and Nikolaus Podlaha, and others.
With case studies in Brasil, Germany, Rwanda, Egypt and Sweden.
About the view
Views can be elevated, breathtaking, massive, never-ending, a dream. Good design helps to reach them. We show some remarkable projects:
- A coastal walk along the Costa Brava (Narcís Sastre)
- A squirrel’s view in Philadelphia (Nina Safavi)
- Through the forest of Klokkarhamren (Harry Harsema)
- An inviting access for Lake Tyrrell (Daphne de Bruijn)
- With an introduction by Daphne de Bruijn