121118_Thought for the Day
A model of flooding of the Flevoland polder followed by testing a footing to resist flow of flood waters and to sculpt in time the process of sedimentation.
MUD SAMPLE_03 FLEVOLAND
121024_Thought for the Day
“All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.” This quote of Rudolf Arnheim was the starting point of a four hour mapping workshop for graduate students . Two landscape types, graphite, paper, cups and silverwork were the means to explore mapping as a tool in landscape architecture.
 The graduate students who created the maps: Anna Ioannidou, Nikolaos Margaritis, Lisanne van Niekerk and Mariska van Rijswijk, Dept. of Landscape Architectrure, TU Delft; the workshop was led by John Lonsdale and Steffen Nijhuis.
See ‘HowDoYouLandscape’ the blog of the Dept. of Landscape Architecture.
121018_Thought for the Day
In caves are to be found some of the oldest hand drawings. The hand was used as a stencil and the drawing made by blowing paint against the hand pressed on the cave wall. Some of those found are thought to be about 37,000 to 40,000 years old.
Students at the Sandberg Institute’s Vacant NL studio in Amsterdam carried out such a drawing using the body as stencil and locally dredged mud as paint.
120910_Thought for the Day
Alice Foxley of Studio Karst, puts forward an idea of their project called ‘The Garden of Leiden’ as somehow already existing in the spontaneous improvised gardens of the local inhabitants. The culture of the city is expressed as ‘gardens without boundaries’ betraying the life and vitality of the city.
The plan begins with an intention to change the perception of the inhabitants by inviting them to look again, and in looking again to take part in transforming what is already there. A model in a temporary exhibition in the motte and bailey castle called De Burcht would act as the principle means through which perceptions may shift and where inhabitants could feel engaged.
120828_Thought for the Day
Notes taken from Robert Macfarlane’s book ‘The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot’
Walking as enabling sight and thought rather than encouraging retreat and escape; paths as offering not only means of traversing space, but also ways of feeling, being and knowing.
120824_Thought for the Day
Robert Macfarlane writing in his book ‘The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot’
For some time now it has seemed to me that two questions we should ask of any strong landscape are these: firstly, what do I know when I am in this place that I can know nowhere else? And then, vainly, what does this place know of me that I cannot know of myself?