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Containing marginal memories: the melancholy landscapes of Hart Island (New York), Cockatoo Island (Sydney), and Ripapa Island (Christchurch)
(The Memory Waka. Massey University., 2011)
Contained within tight geographical margins, islands are places where memories are intensified and heightened. The antithesis of the dreamy palm-covered paradises of travel brochures are the urban islands that lurk in blind ...
'As good as the West' : two paradoxes of globalisation and landscape architecture in St. Petersburg
(European Council Of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS), 2009)
One of the challenges of contemporary landscape architecture is the globalisation of place. Nowhere is the threat of homogenisation more apparent than in places vulnerable to change, where the potential loss of heritage fabric ...
Set in stone
(AGM Publishing, 2009)
A tour of three significant memorial sites in Europe and an investigation of the potency of place and space in memorial design.
Connecting with tragedy through landscapes of memory: memorial design, tourism, and the post-genocide memoryscapes of Cambodia, Rwanda, and Germany
(The Memory Waka. Massey University, College of Creative Arts., 2011)
In recent years the act and practice of memorialisation has become increasingly complex due to the influence of globalisation. As the world grows ever smaller, the opportunities offered to us to engage the international ...
Imagined geographies: Melancholy, allegory, psychogeography and the Island of Ogygia
(Ultima Thule: Journal of Architectural Imagination, 2012)
The Island of Ogygia is explored as an emotional terrain. Ogygia and its occupant, Calypso, are recognised as points of melancholy, a condition which can be plotted spatially through emotional mapping. Drawing on historical ...
Putting the frames in perspective
(AGM Publishing., 1999-11)
A critique of the Auckland Regional Council Natural Masterpiece Project, where the ARC is attempting to ' brand ' its parks with huge gilt frames. The frames are significant in the way they express a particular perspective on ...
(Lincoln University, 2012)
Disasters are a critical topic for practitioners of landscape architecture. A fundamental role of the profession is disaster prevention or mitigation through practitioners having a thorough understanding of known threats. ...
Institutionalising the picturesque: the discourse of the New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects
(Lincoln University, 1997)
Despite its origins in England two hundred years ago, the picturesque continues to influence landscape architectural practice in late twentieth-century New Zealand. The evidence for this is derived from a close reading of ...
Urban sustainability and quality of life: complements and contradictions
(Lincoln University. Environment, Society and Design Division, 2006-05)
Urban sustainability is an increasingly ubiquitous term littering all manner of policy documents and promotional material. As an ambitious attempt to address social, economic and bio-physical environmental issues it appears ...
Increasing the critical mass : emphasising critique in studio teaching
(Lincoln University. Landscape Architecture Group., 2000)
Critique is an indispensable part of the design process, providing a crucial feedback loop to reflect and improve on the quality of design. While critique is a well-established practice in some design disciplines, for ...