131016_Thought for the Day
A Country Sketch, Roger Ackling
130903_Thought for the Day
This gathering near the former island of Wieringen east of Den Helder has been placed in a trough as one of the exhibits at the World Heritage Centre in the City Archives in Amsterdam. In time, this sculpture, like the Wad, shall also carry on shifting, cracking and oozing.
130708_Thought for the Day
A talk on how to live with Nature in the Netherlands from a social and political point of view.
The collective Dutch philosophical DNA is mutating. Instead of continuing to battle nature, we are becoming increasingly aware that we must change the way we interact with it. We will have to learn to live in harmony with the landscape. Higher and higher dikes, for instance, are not a sustainable solution to rising water levels. This was the conclusion of a talk on water management given by Renée Jones-Bos, Secretary-General of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at The New Institute on 28 May. Jones-Bos was delivering the annual L’Enfant Lecture of the American Planning Association and the National Building Museum.
130630_Thought for the Day
A wire frame that is sensitive to the slightest gust or tremble in its midst.
Made by Elejan van der Velde as part of Landscape Space in the Immediate Spaces programme at the Sandberg Institute.
130623_Thought for the Day
A model of streaming water that branches and bends in a PhD study by W.M.van Dijk, MSc, PhD-candidate, Faculty of Geosciences, Universiteit Utrecht called ‘Meandering rivers - feedbacks between channel dynamics, floodplain and vegetation’.
130519_Thought for the Day
A floating drifting walkway for the Waddenzee shifted and pulled by tides.
'Wherever anything lives, there is, open somewhere, a register in which time is being inscribed', Henri Bergson.
130518_Thought for the Day
Architecture is not so much an act of imposing form on matter as of bringing together diverse materials and combining or redirecting their flow in the anticipation of what might emerge. (After Tim Ingold)