FRESH WATER: Our Slow Designs
When sixteenth- and seventeenth-century engineers physically interacted with waterscapes, they designed bodily and textual assemblages of human and nonhuman things that dissolved notions of human autonomy and its singular ingenuity. This presentation examines wet landscape architecture of the past to outline what we can learn from their eco-ontological lessons today.
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
1. Understand the fluid relationship between place and the imagination.
2. Construct interdisciplinary connections between landscape architecture and the environmental humanities.
3. Learn the past's potential to reshape – even redress – contemporary issues of environmental health and justice.
4. Critique anthropocentric (human-centered) modes and imagine an ethics that accounts for enmeshment instead.
University of Illinois - Landscape Architecture
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