Serious Landscaping - research group MEET-UPS
Each Friday two student MSc thesis projects will be discussed by fellow students, staff members, PhD-rs, and whomever is interested.
- Abel and Sascha - sublime work environments
- Floor and Gils - flood protection New York
- Zuzana Y. - sublime flooding Park, Prague
- Gilles and Jules - Mining Landsape, Sweden
- Leonardo - Salt Landscapes, Portugal
- (open) (maybe Sanne)
Why Serious Landscaping instead of Landscape Machines?
Because Landscape Machines need more than technological advancements to develop over de past two years it has become obvious that four academic themes apply:
design of (new) biotopes and natural performance, mainly large scale interventions; landscape machines fit in best here
analysis and strategies to stimulate new embodied interaction and social involvement within newly designed landscapes
perception and reception theories and methods such as the sublime and other psychosomatic phenomenon
the relationship between style and content, besides design also form and materiality to communicatie by use of space and atmosphere
These four academic themes together cooperate within the design commitment for Serious Landscaping.