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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...