In situ/ex situ: Geometries of density and spectra

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Studio Ecologies: Designing Landscape Architectural Education for Unpredictable Futures, 2022, -, -
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The site-oriented research work, workshops, and studio teaching discussed in this chapter emphasise the ability of the site to be the loci of both research activity and the generation of research questions. This familiar premise is expanded, as the work emphasises the implications of the use of the tool or apparatus on the site as a fundamental method. The relationship of a site to its abstract data sources, preparation for fieldwork and ritual onsite, and manner in which the student interacts with the site, are fundamental. This relationship was developed by the author in collaboration with Ilmar Hurkxkens within the research office LANDSKIP. It emerged from common work, and from the author's diverging application of those principles, between the alps of Switzerland and the coastal regions of Australia. The particular thread of research discussed here focuses on aspects of interaction with the phenomena of site and its representative data, in relation to specific principles from twentieth century approaches to ecology.
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