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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 ...
Extreme landscapes: A 21st century sublime
(ORO editions on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, 2017)
Queenstown and Christchurch are twin poles of New Zealand's landscape of risk. As the country's 'adventure capital', Queenstown is a spectacular landscape in which risk is a commodity. Christchurch's landscape is also ...
The island of lost objects
(ORO editions on behalf of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, 2018)
I recently came across these documents during my research at the Royal Geographical Society in London. The papers detail the exploration of the enigmatic Island of Lost Objects. Located at 0.00°N 0.00°E, the island marks ...
Melancholy, memories and six nostalgias: Postquake Christchurch and the problems of recalling the past
(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013)
The city of Christchurch, New Zealand, was until very recently a “Junior England”—a small city that still bore the strong imprint of nineteenth-century British colonization, alongside a growing interest in the underlying ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
Contemporary Landscapes of Contemplation
Review of book by Rebecca Krinke
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 ...
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 ...