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Published on March 11, 2008

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CELA 2005 Iain M Robertson DESIGN: GROWING INTO PLACE OR PLACE-MAKING?:  CELA 2005 Iain M Robertson DESIGN: GROWING INTO PLACE OR PLACE-MAKING? WHAT ARE THE ROLES OF OUR DISCIPLINE AND PROFESSION IN FACILITATING A CULTURAL REDISCOVERY OF THE ESSENTIAL CONNECTIONS WTHIN NATURE AND COMMUNITY? HOW DO WE CONSTRUCT NEW FRAMES OF REFERENCE FOR IDEAS OF PLACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY?:  WHAT ARE THE ROLES OF OUR DISCIPLINE AND PROFESSION IN FACILITATING A CULTURAL REDISCOVERY OF THE ESSENTIAL CONNECTIONS WTHIN NATURE AND COMMUNITY? HOW DO WE CONSTRUCT NEW FRAMES OF REFERENCE FOR IDEAS OF PLACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY? BUT THERE IS ONE FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR TRAVELING AND MINE. YOU MOVE YOURSELF, BUT I REMAIN STATIONARY WHILE EVERYTHING BEFORE ME MOVES. MY TRAVEL CONSISTS IN THAT KIND OF MOVEMENT. Rabindranath Tagore letter May 18 1919, Santiniketan :  BUT THERE IS ONE FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR TRAVELING AND MINE. YOU MOVE YOURSELF, BUT I REMAIN STATIONARY WHILE EVERYTHING BEFORE ME MOVES. MY TRAVEL CONSISTS IN THAT KIND OF MOVEMENT. Rabindranath Tagore letter May 18 1919, Santiniketan AS THE TIME IS SHORT, I WILL LEAVE OUT ALL THE FLATTERY, AND RETAIN ALL THE CRITICISM. Thoreau, Life without Principle :  AS THE TIME IS SHORT, I WILL LEAVE OUT ALL THE FLATTERY, AND RETAIN ALL THE CRITICISM. Thoreau, Life without Principle WALKING PROVES PLEASANT IN A MEDIATED AGE. AWAY FROM CINEMAS, TELEVISION, VIDEO, AND COMPUTER SCREENS, AND AWAY FROM HEADPHONES AN CELL PHONES TOO, THE WALKER COURTS DISCOVERY. . . . . ENCOUNTERING A LANDSCAPE INVOLVES LITTLE MORE THAN GLANCING AROUND, EVEN WHILE DRIVING A CAR OR SIPPING A DRINK ABOARD AMTRAK. BICYCLING, CANOEING, HORSEBACK RIDING, AND CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING ENABLE OBSERVATION, DISCOVERY, AND DELIGHT. BUT WALKING ESPECIALLY OPENS ON SO MUCH THAT THE SURFEIT ALMOST STUNS. Stilgoe, John R Landscape & Images :  WALKING PROVES PLEASANT IN A MEDIATED AGE. AWAY FROM CINEMAS, TELEVISION, VIDEO, AND COMPUTER SCREENS, AND AWAY FROM HEADPHONES AN CELL PHONES TOO, THE WALKER COURTS DISCOVERY. . . . . ENCOUNTERING A LANDSCAPE INVOLVES LITTLE MORE THAN GLANCING AROUND, EVEN WHILE DRIVING A CAR OR SIPPING A DRINK ABOARD AMTRAK. BICYCLING, CANOEING, HORSEBACK RIDING, AND CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING ENABLE OBSERVATION, DISCOVERY, AND DELIGHT. BUT WALKING ESPECIALLY OPENS ON SO MUCH THAT THE SURFEIT ALMOST STUNS. Stilgoe, John R Landscape & Images . . . THE SURFEIT ALMOST STUNS IT IS SOMETHING OF A CLICHÉ TO SAY THAT EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED TO EVERYTHING ELSE, BUT WHEN YOU KNOW ONE PLACE WELL--NOT JUST INTELLECTUALLY BUT WITH THE DEEP-GUT KNOWLEDGE THAT ENTERS THROUGH THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET--CONNECTIONS JUST KEEP POPPING UP. Raymo, Chet The Path A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe:  IT IS SOMETHING OF A CLICHÉ TO SAY THAT EVERYTHING IS CONNECTED TO EVERYTHING ELSE, BUT WHEN YOU KNOW ONE PLACE WELL--NOT JUST INTELLECTUALLY BUT WITH THE DEEP-GUT KNOWLEDGE THAT ENTERS THROUGH THE SOLES OF YOUR FEET--CONNECTIONS JUST KEEP POPPING UP. Raymo, Chet The Path A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe MOREOVER , YOU MUST WALK LIKE A CAMEL, WHICH IS SAID TO BE THE ONLY BEAST WHICH RUMINATES WHILE WALKING. Thoreau:  MOREOVER , YOU MUST WALK LIKE A CAMEL, WHICH IS SAID TO BE THE ONLY BEAST WHICH RUMINATES WHILE WALKING. Thoreau Sometimes the commonest things are the hardest to study. Common landscapes - however important they may be - are by their nature hard to study by conventional means. Meinig, Axioms for Reading the Landscape :  Sometimes the commonest things are the hardest to study. Common landscapes - however important they may be - are by their nature hard to study by conventional means. Meinig, Axioms for Reading the Landscape I DON'T MEAN TO SUGGEST THAT MY PATH IS IN ANY WAY SPECIAL; IT IS COMMONPLACE . . . IT IS THE FACT THAT IT IS COMMONPLACE THAT IS THE POINT OF THIS BOOK. ANY PATH CAN BECOME THE PATH IF ATTENDED TO WITH CARE, WITHOUT PRECONCEPTIONS, INFORMED BY KNOLWEDGE, AND OPEN TO SURPRISE. Raymo, Chet The Path A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe :  I DON'T MEAN TO SUGGEST THAT MY PATH IS IN ANY WAY SPECIAL; IT IS COMMONPLACE . . . IT IS THE FACT THAT IT IS COMMONPLACE THAT IS THE POINT OF THIS BOOK. ANY PATH CAN BECOME THE PATH IF ATTENDED TO WITH CARE, WITHOUT PRECONCEPTIONS, INFORMED BY KNOLWEDGE, AND OPEN TO SURPRISE. Raymo, Chet The Path A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe Slide10:  AND ‘TIS MY FAITH THAT : * we are in such a hurry to find ourselves elsewhere we end up nowhere * slow down and smell the observations * observing locally induces humility frequently lacking when examining exotic locations * we cannot know other places until we know the place that nurtures us * if we pay attention, attention pays interest not surprisingly, observation reveals surprises hidden to the unobservant boredom is cured by peeling away another layer of preconceptual bias question one’s unthinking disdain for the ordinary and suburbia Design lessons: we can get in over our heads by looking closely at what is under our feet * Worth thinking about: if it’s good enough to live in its good enough to look at IF WE DON'T BELONG SOMEWHERE, WE BELONG NOWHERE. IF WE ARE NOT ATTACHED TO A PARTICULAR LANDSCAPE, WE MIGHT AS WELL BE ADRIFT IN SPACE. Raymo, Chet. The Path: A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe ENRICHMENT OF THE INTERFACE BETWEEN PUBLIC & PRIVATE REALMS :  ENRICHMENT OF THE INTERFACE BETWEEN PUBLIC & PRIVATE REALMS ADAPTATIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS TO SITE-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS :  ADAPTATIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS TO SITE-SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS THE GRID STRUCTURE: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RELATIONS SET IN CONCRETE :  THE GRID STRUCTURE: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL RELATIONS SET IN CONCRETE THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED :  THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED SUBURBIA HELD HOSTAGE TO PRIVATE VEHICULAR TRANSPORTATION :  SUBURBIA HELD HOSTAGE TO PRIVATE VEHICULAR TRANSPORTATION EXPERIMENTS WITH EXCESS SPACE Why do we plant our front yards to grass, water it to make it grow, mow it to keep it from growing too much, and impose fines on those who fail to mow often enough? (Why not let the dandelions grow, or pour concrete instead? Occasionally people do just that, and are ostracized by their neighbors.) Meinig, Axioms for Reading the Landscape :  EXPERIMENTS WITH EXCESS SPACE Why do we plant our front yards to grass, water it to make it grow, mow it to keep it from growing too much, and impose fines on those who fail to mow often enough? (Why not let the dandelions grow, or pour concrete instead? Occasionally people do just that, and are ostracized by their neighbors.) Meinig, Axioms for Reading the Landscape GROWTH, GROWTH, GROWTH :  GROWTH, GROWTH, GROWTH NATIVE FOREST RESURGENCE VS. BIOLGICAL INVASION :  NATIVE FOREST RESURGENCE VS. BIOLGICAL INVASION BACKWARD AND FORWARD GLANCES :  BACKWARD AND FORWARD GLANCES TAKING DELIGHT IN EXPERIENCE :  TAKING DELIGHT IN EXPERIENCE MEANING AND SYMBOLISM--FROM BLATANT TO INFERRE I HAVE SEEN THE MASS MESS. L Ferlinghetti :  MEANING AND SYMBOLISM--FROM BLATANT TO INFERRE I HAVE SEEN THE MASS MESS. L Ferlinghetti THUS ALL WORKS PASS OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE ARCHITECT INTO THE HANDS OF NATURE, TO BE PERFECTED. Thoreau :  THUS ALL WORKS PASS OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE ARCHITECT INTO THE HANDS OF NATURE, TO BE PERFECTED. Thoreau . . LIKE SOME MEDIEVAL PALIMPSEST WHERE DIFFERENT SORTS OF TRUTH ARE THROWN DOWN ONE UPON THE OTHER, THE ONE OBLITERATING OR PERHAPS SUPPLEMENTING ANOTHER. . . I DON'T SUPPOSE SUCH AN ANALOGY WOULD BE A BAD ONE TO APPLY TO THE REALITY OF ALEXANDRIA, A CITY AT ONCE SACRED AND PROFANE; . . THESE ARE THE SLOW ACCRETIONS OF TIME ITSELF ON PLACE. Durrell, L. Balthazar :  . . LIKE SOME MEDIEVAL PALIMPSEST WHERE DIFFERENT SORTS OF TRUTH ARE THROWN DOWN ONE UPON THE OTHER, THE ONE OBLITERATING OR PERHAPS SUPPLEMENTING ANOTHER. . . I DON'T SUPPOSE SUCH AN ANALOGY WOULD BE A BAD ONE TO APPLY TO THE REALITY OF ALEXANDRIA, A CITY AT ONCE SACRED AND PROFANE; . . THESE ARE THE SLOW ACCRETIONS OF TIME ITSELF ON PLACE. Durrell, L. Balthazar MY AIM . . IS TO WEAVE THE STRANDS OF SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING OF ANCIENT FORESTS TOGETHER . . . THIS IS NOT AN EASY TASK. ONE REASON IS THAT THESE ECOSYSTEMS OPERATE ON A TIMESCALE DIFFICULT TO COMPREHEND; HUMANKIND HAS GONE FROM THE WRIGHT BROTHERS' PLANE TO THE SPACE SHUTTLE IN JUST 7% OF A DOUGLS FIR'S LIFE SPAN. Ancient Forests of the Pacific Northwest:  MY AIM . . IS TO WEAVE THE STRANDS OF SCIENTIFIC UNDERSTANDING OF ANCIENT FORESTS TOGETHER . . . THIS IS NOT AN EASY TASK. ONE REASON IS THAT THESE ECOSYSTEMS OPERATE ON A TIMESCALE DIFFICULT TO COMPREHEND; HUMANKIND HAS GONE FROM THE WRIGHT BROTHERS' PLANE TO THE SPACE SHUTTLE IN JUST 7% OF A DOUGLS FIR'S LIFE SPAN. Ancient Forests of the Pacific Northwest WE MAY WAIVE JUST SO MUCH CARE OF OURSELVES AS WE HONESTLY BESTOW ELSEWHERE. Thoreau :  WE MAY WAIVE JUST SO MUCH CARE OF OURSELVES AS WE HONESTLY BESTOW ELSEWHERE. Thoreau Architecture is built from the ground up, landscape architecture from the ground down. :  Architecture is built from the ground up, landscape architecture from the ground down. There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method. Herman Melville, Moby Dick :  There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method. Herman Melville, Moby Dick God's in his Suburban-- All's right with the world. :  God's in his Suburban-- All's right with the world. MIGRANT OF APE IN THE GASOLINE CRACK OF HISTORY William Burroughs :  MIGRANT OF APE IN THE GASOLINE CRACK OF HISTORY William Burroughs In the last century, we've seen change in human societies speed up to an almost unimaginable level, one that has stressed every part of our civilization. In this century, we're going to see the natural world change at the same kind of rate. That's what happens when you increase the amount of heat trapped in the atmosphere. That extra energy expresses itself in every way you can imagine: more wind, more evaporation, more rain, more melt, more ... more ... more. Bill McKibben in Grist Magazine :  In the last century, we've seen change in human societies speed up to an almost unimaginable level, one that has stressed every part of our civilization. In this century, we're going to see the natural world change at the same kind of rate. That's what happens when you increase the amount of heat trapped in the atmosphere. That extra energy expresses itself in every way you can imagine: more wind, more evaporation, more rain, more melt, more ... more ... more. Bill McKibben in Grist Magazine The spirit of the place is a strange thing. Our mechanical age tries to override it. But it does not succeed. In the end the strange, sinister spirit of the place, so diverse and adverse in differing places, will smash our mechanical oneness into smithereens, and all that we think the real thing will go off with a pop, and we shall be left staring. DH Lawrence 1923 Sea and Sardinia :  The spirit of the place is a strange thing. Our mechanical age tries to override it. But it does not succeed. In the end the strange, sinister spirit of the place, so diverse and adverse in differing places, will smash our mechanical oneness into smithereens, and all that we think the real thing will go off with a pop, and we shall be left staring. DH Lawrence 1923 Sea and Sardinia I THINK THAT WE MAY SAFELY TRUST A GOOD DEAL MORE THAN WE DO. Thoreau:  I THINK THAT WE MAY SAFELY TRUST A GOOD DEAL MORE THAN WE DO. Thoreau I KNOW MY PROSE IS TOUCHED WITH PLUM PUDDING, BUT THEN ALL THE PROSE BELONGING TO THE POETIC CONTINUUM IS; IT IS INTENDED TO GIVE A STEREOSCOPIC EFFECT TO CHARACTER. AND EVENTS AREN'T IN SERIAL FORM BUT COLLECT HERE AND THERE LIKE QUANTA, LIKE REAL LIFE. Durrell, L. Balthazar :  I KNOW MY PROSE IS TOUCHED WITH PLUM PUDDING, BUT THEN ALL THE PROSE BELONGING TO THE POETIC CONTINUUM IS; IT IS INTENDED TO GIVE A STEREOSCOPIC EFFECT TO CHARACTER. AND EVENTS AREN'T IN SERIAL FORM BUT COLLECT HERE AND THERE LIKE QUANTA, LIKE REAL LIFE. Durrell, L. Balthazar CELA 2005 Iain M Robertson University of Washington DESIGN: GROWING INTO PLACE OR PLACE-MAKING:  CELA 2005 Iain M Robertson University of Washington DESIGN: GROWING INTO PLACE OR PLACE-MAKING

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