The minefield of a dissonant site – Exploring design strategies
_GRADUATION WORK_ by Sanne van der Mijl The subject of this research is: sites of dissonant heritage. The research is a triangulation between landscape architecture, heritage studies and experience theory. The remnants of war symbolize a communal traumatic memory. The consequences of disturbing events result in a scarred landscape. The synthesis led to the creation and use of the model for experiencing a dissonant heritage site.
Fieldwork in the Dutch Caribbean: Developing sustainable tourism on St Eustatius
_OTHER_ by Mart Reiling & Ineke van Kapel For my thesis (Ineke) and for the experience (Mart), we went to the small and quite unknown Caribbean island, St Eustatius (Statia). We spent five weeks exploring the possibilities for sustainable tourism development on the island and creating different spatial scenarios that we presented to the inhabitants of Statia.
Designing with landscape identity
_GRADUATION WORK_ by Romy Zwiers The goal of this thesis was to develop an approach to landscape analysis and design that takes into account local inhabitants opinions and meanings on landscape. The approach was applied to one of the Ruimte voor de Rivier projects (Zwolle) in the Netherlands, where in the original project, local inhabitants opinions and meanings were not taken into account.
Extensive portrait of a landscape
_BOOK REVIEW_ by Abel Coenen The 2012 book A Photographic Portrait of a Landscape emphasizes on the meaning of the terms landscape and land ownership. Despite its ambitious title it presents an easily readable collection of texts and images, showing the different aspects of Dutch landscape. By both a photo study on the Frisian village Wjelsryp and an extensive essay this philosophical topic is researched thoroughly. A must-read for those who work with landscapes.