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Object-Oriented Sociology

Via a Tim Morton: A new paper that blends object-oriented philosophy with actor-network theory has been published HERE. I suspect we are going to see a lot more papers like this; there’s just...
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Internal & External Landscapes:  Integral multiple Perspectives on Emergence, Transformation and new Mindsets in Sustainability
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New Transformation Intensive Course in November

New Transformation Intensive Course in November | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
"If awareness is missing, intelligence doesn't get you to there".  You are invited to a 9 days full immersion course on personal transformation and insight. The rewards of taking the full Transform...
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Italy's Epic Treehouse Apartments Fulfill Everyone's Childhood Dreams

Italy's Epic Treehouse Apartments Fulfill Everyone's Childhood Dreams | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Treehouses used to be total kid territory, but now adults are taking them over in the coolest housing trend around.

The best example we've seen of these "adult" treehouse apartments is in Turin, Italy, where one apartment building stand...
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fantastic & fun!

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Utopian Sculptures Made from the Natural World - Visual News

Utopian Sculptures Made from the Natural World - Visual News | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
German artist Nils-Udo has been creating art using the natural world for over four decades. As a land artist, he uses objects found on location to create e
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The word-hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape

The word-hoard: Robert Macfarlane on rewilding our language of landscape | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
For decades the leading nature writer has been collecting unusual words for landscapes and natural phenomena – from aquabob to zawn. It’s a lexicon we need to cherish in an age when a junior dictionary finds room for ‘broadband’ but has no place for ‘bluebell’
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fantastic. ...... "Other terms were striking for their visual poetry: rionnach maoim means “the shadows cast on the moorland by clouds moving across the sky on a bright and windy day”; èit refers to “the practice of placing quartz stones in streams so that they sparkle in moonlight and thereby attract salmon to them in the late summer and autumn”, and teine biorach is “the flame or will-o’-the-wisp that runs on top of heather when the moor burns during the summer”

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perspectives

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insight, durchblick, perspectives, landscape.... 

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Ecopsychology: letting nature heal Page 1

Ecopsychology: letting nature heal Page 1 | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Do you remember your childhood experiences in nature, in the backyard, on family holidays at the beach? More than likely, they were happy memories of a time of innocence, a time of play, of curiosity and wild imaginings.
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Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA - YouTube

Ron Finley plants vegetable gardens in South Central LA -- in abandoned lots, traffic medians, along the curbs. Why? For fun, for defiance, for beauty and to...
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You’re powered by quantum mechanics. No, really…

You’re powered by quantum mechanics. No, really… | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Biologists have long been wary of applying quantum theory to their own field. But, as Jim Al-Khalili and Johnjoe McFadden reveal, it might explain much natural phenomena
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 28, 2014 10:57 AM

Quantum mechanics and physics are useful in explaining complex behaviors. Several thinkers and writers have used the fields to help explain these complex ways of thinking i.e. Karen Barad, Donna Haraway, etc.

 

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Wet meadows to the Source | Norges-la-Ville, France | Territoires Landscape Architects « World Landscape Architecture – landscape architecture webzine

Wet meadows to the Source | Norges-la-Ville, France | Territoires Landscape Architects « World Landscape Architecture – landscape architecture webzine | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
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Nature Is Speaking – Robert Redford is The Redwood | Conservation International (CI) - YouTube

Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, and Robert Redford all join forces to give nature a voice. Watch the films and take...
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Global Biomimicry Design Challenge: Food Security

Global Biomimicry Design Challenge: Food Security | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The Global Biomimicry Design Challenge will mobilize thousands of students and professionals around the world to tackle the problem of food security.
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How landscapes mould language and lives - life - 27 March 2015 - New Scientist

How landscapes mould language and lives - life - 27 March 2015 - New Scientist | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Our surroundings can influence the words we use and feed into life's twists and turns, as two new books explore

Via Flora Moon
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Crafting the Ultimate Post-Industrial Design Brief Using Biomimicry

Crafting the Ultimate Post-Industrial Design Brief Using Biomimicry | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
By Adiel Gavish "What the industrial age has done is take life away from the planet and turn it into goods and services," Paul Hawken stated at the 2014 VERGE Conference in San Francisco this past December. The annual event put on by Joel Makower, a former Biomimicry 3.8 Board Member and GreenBiz.com brings corporations…
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Artist Has Spent 7 Years Turning UK Forests Into Works Of Art

Artist Has Spent 7 Years Turning UK Forests Into Works Of Art | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Ellie Davies, a talented multimedia artist in the UK, has spent seven years turning landscapes throughout the UK into beautiful and ghostly works of art.
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They Set Up Cameras In This Forest. What They Captured? I Couldn't Look Away

They Set Up Cameras In This Forest. What They Captured? I Couldn't Look Away | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Cameras caught something completely mesmerizing in the depths of this forest...
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Senator Renzo Piano's G124 Team Is Poised to Transform Italy's Cities, One Shipping Container at a Time

Senator Renzo Piano's G124 Team Is Poised to Transform Italy's Cities, One Shipping Container at a Time | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

“The unhappy city contains a happy city unaware of its own existence,” wrote Italo Calvino in his masterpiece Invisible Cities. Beyond designing the Ecole Normale Supérieure Cachan in Paris and the Columbia University Campus Plan in New York City, architect Renzo Piano has spent last year looking for fragments of happy cities around Italian suburbs with a team of six young architects.


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Véronique Calvet's curator insight, March 27, 6:18 PM

The 77-year-old architect named "Senator for life"  by the President of Italy decided to invest his funds as politician to develop a plan to rescue the suburban areas of major italian cities with a group of young architects.

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Energy, Climate and Environmental Park | Solrødgård Denmark | C.F. Møller Landscape « World Landscape Architecture – landscape architecture webzine

Energy, Climate and Environmental Park | Solrødgård Denmark | C.F. Møller Landscape « World Landscape Architecture – landscape architecture webzine | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
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Walter Mason Uses Nature’s Gifts To Create Striking Land Art

Walter Mason Uses Nature’s Gifts To Create Striking Land Art | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Berlin artist, Walter Mason creates art from nature and photographs the evidence of his geometric creations.
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Dahr Jamail | On Staying Sane in a Suicidal Culture

Dahr Jamail | On Staying Sane in a Suicidal Culture | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Joanna Macy's body of work encompasses the psychological and spiritual issues of living in the nuclear age and is grounded in a deepening of ecological awareness.
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Photos that give voice to the animal kingdom

Photos that give voice to the animal kingdom | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Nature photographer Frans Lanting uses vibrant images to take us deep into the animal world. In this short, visual talk he calls for us to reconnect with other earthly creatures, and to shed the metaphorical skins that separate us from each other.
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Underwater astonishments

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David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times Square's worth of neon light displays from fish who live in the blackest depths of the ocean.
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fantastic. nature never ceases to amaze me..

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Joseph Jaworski about Nature as the Teacher - YouTube

Joseph Jaworski about Nature as the Teacher
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Nature Is Speaking – Julia Roberts is Mother Nature | Conservation International (CI) - YouTube

Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, and Robert Redford all join forces to give nature a voice. Watch the films and take...
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powerful initiative. 

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