Tag: landscape

  • Comic Books and Their Incredible Landscapes

    Comic Books and Their Incredible Landscapes

    _COLUMN_ by Paul Roncken For those of you who haven’t spent time in really good comic book stores, these examples will hopefully improve your status anxiety and increase the respect for the work of illustrators and their scriptwriters.

  • Songlines: Singing the Landscape

    Songlines: Singing the Landscape

    _ARTICLE_ by Koen van Niekerk In the introduction of the TOPOS theme spiritual landscapes, we mentioned that particular places or whole landscapes can be of spiritual value. In Australia we find the ancient mapping and routing around this huge continent is actually very spiritual as well.

  • The naked landscape

    The naked landscape

    _COLUMN_ by Cor Simon Although a roof over your head will protect against the desolations of nature, a roof also deprives us from the experience of the sky and touch with mother earth.

  • Three Unhelpful Claims on the Protection of Nature and Landscape

    Three Unhelpful Claims on the Protection of Nature and Landscape

    _ARTICLE_ by Kris van Koppen In this somewhat provocative essay for TOPOS, I will dispute three often-heard claims in debates on nature and landscape planning. While plausible at first sight, none of these claims is valid. Moreover, none of them is helpful in protecting and improving our natural environment. In this essay, I will explain why I think so, and argue for forms of nature and landscape planning in which government, citizens, and experts all play significant roles. I will take the Netherlands as example, but the arguments have a wider relevance.

  • Doctor in Landscape Architecture

  • The Ems Full Hybrid

    The Ems Full Hybrid

    _GRADUATION WORK_ by Remco van der Togt and Jonas Papenborg ‘The Ems Full Hybrid’ is a growing strategy that, aided by discarded oil platforms and new tidal polders, offers a solution to the economic and ecological problems of the Ems estuary. Introducing these polders and platforms restores the balance in the natural system and holds out new economic opportunities for the depopulating region.

  • Extensive portrait of a landscape

    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.

  • Aesthetic Engagement with Built Landscape

    Aesthetic Engagement with Built Landscape

    _ARTICLE_ by Yuriko Saito Everyday aesthetics, the subject of my recent work, aims to illuminate those aspects of our lives that are normally not the focus of aesthetic attention. Objects of daily use and the environment we inhabit are commonly regarded as a background against which various events and activities take place. As such, they are taken for granted and generally do not give rise to a memorable experience, unless their familiarity is disrupted.

  • Possibly IJsselbiënnale in 2015

    Possibly IJsselbiënnale in 2015

    In the summer of 2015 the first edition of the IJsselbiënnale will probably take place. A big international event that should focusses on the IJssel valley and the Hanseatic towns within that valley for both native and foreign public. Special places and stories of the IJsselvallei will be told through temporary art installations in the landscape […]