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Internal & External Landscapes. Integral multiple Perspectives on Emergence, Transformation and new Mindsets in Sustainability
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NASA's Earth As Art (pdf)

"In 1960, the United States put its first Earth-observing environmental satellite into orbit around the planet. Over the decades, these satellites have provided invaluable information, and the vantage point of space has provided new perspectives on Earth. This book celebrates Earth’s aesthetic beauty in the
patterns, shapes, colors, and textures of the land, oceans, ice, and atmosphere. Earth-observing environmental satellites can measure outside the visible range of light, so these images show more than what is visible to the naked eye. The beauty of Earth is clear, and the artistry ranges from the surreal to the sublime. Truly, by escaping Earth’s gravity we discovered
its attraction." Lawrence Friedl, NASA Earth Science

 

Available as a free 160-page ebook or as a free iPad App here:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/nasa-earth-as-art/id577527077?mt=8


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Combating Climate Change with Landscape Architecture (Updated 2011) | asla.org

Combating Climate Change with Landscape Architecture (Updated 2011) | asla.org | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
The latest report of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that “warming of the climate system is unequivocal.” The IPCC reports that the average global temperature is increasing at an alarming rate.
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Wrapped Trees - Landart Photography

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Photographer Zander Olsen creates amazing optical illusions by wrapping trees with white linen, lining up the ends of the material with the horizon line in the background.


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Landscape and Critical Agency

Landscape and Critical Agency | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

# This symposion is potentially REALLY interesting: (and hosted in my old school in London, UCL,  Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning...)(AC): 

 

How might we develop a model of landscape which has agency? What place might be accorded to design, to the material and environmental processes of the landscape itself, and to the various users of territory within this model?

 

What scales and conditions might a mode of landscape with critical agency be capable of engaging with? How might it address mass mobility, consumption, migration, food insecurity, soil pollution, so-called ‘natural disasters’, scarcity, informal settlements, infrastructural development, rapid urbanisation or everyday life, for example?

 

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Landscape-Blended Architecture

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liyuan library - The 'Liyuan Library' building, designed by Li Xiaodong, proves that simple materials create complex structures. The project, located in the village...
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Women Moving the Edge 10 – Poetic response from the world

Women Moving the Edge 10 – Poetic response from the world | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Just as we were starting to prepare for the gathering, Ria came upon the work of Australian eco-philosopher Freya Mathews, in particular her work on ontopoetics, which she defines as the 'poetic st...
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Sustainable Design Aesthetics | Integral Life/ Mark DeKay

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Increasing complexity of aesthetic perceptions

 

Aesthetics is a major area of attention for designers operating from the experiences perspective (UL). Of course, experience is at the root of aesthetic explanations. Aesthetic experience is a response to conditions of beauty. Aesthetics as a study of philosophy is an attempt to explain the human aesthetic experience. The sustainable designer might ask: What if anything is different about aesthetics for Sustainable Design?

 

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Networked_Performance — Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity

Networked_Performance — Art and Sustainability: Connecting Patterns for a Culture of Complexity | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

What is the cultural dimension of sustainability? This book offers a thought-provoking answer, with a theoretical synthesis on »cultures of sustainability«. Describing how modernity degenerated into a culture of unsustainability, to which the arts are contributing, Sacha Kagan engages us in a fundamental rethinking of our ways of knowing and seeing the world. We must learn not to be afraid of complexity, and to re-awaken a sensibility to patterns that connect. With an overview of ecological art over the past 40 years, and a discussion of art and social change, the book assesses the potential role of art in a much needed transformation process.

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Interior and Exterior

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The Evolution of Consciousness is nothing short of the evolution of everything we experience on the gross and subtle planes. Biological evolution is not separate from this. For it is the nucleus (governing center of consciousness) of any sentient holon that dictates the *use of resources* of that holon thus altering the structural landscape of its matter-energy composition irrevocably. Mind and matter are but the interior and exterior of a single unfolding. (Leo Marrs)

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Performatism, a post-postmodern architecture style in an integral age

Performatism, a post-postmodern architecture style in an integral age | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Integral architecture is not simply about applying a single integrally informed methodology to new, unconstructed “Integral Buildings,” (however important that practice perhaps is), but is something already in our midst. We have only to recognize its features, bring our awareness to them, construct attempts at definitions, and then play with the novelty until something new emerges.

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Pattern language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pattern language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

A pattern language, a term coined by architect Christopher Alexander, is a structured method of describing good design practices within a field of expertise. Advocates of this design approach claim that ordinary people of ordinary intelligence can use it to successfully solve very large, complex design problems. Like all languages, a pattern language has vocabulary, syntax, and grammar. The odd part is that the language is applied to some complex activity other than communication

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Photos de the cool hunter - Treescape | Facebook

Photos de the cool hunter - Treescape | Facebook | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
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21 Unforgettable Examples of Land Art - My Modern Metropolis

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Starting May 27 and continuing until September 3, 2012, the Museum of Contemporary Art (or MOCA) in Los Angeles will be presenting Ends of the Earth: Land Art… (21 Unforgettable Examples of Land Art - My Modern Metropolis
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Dengine - Land Art — Andy Goldsworthy

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Land Art — Andy Goldsworthy...
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love his work.
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TEDxJacksonHole - Nona Yehia & Jefferson Ellinger - New Architectures: Nature and Phenomena | News | Archinect

TEDxJacksonHole - Nona Yehia & Jefferson Ellinger - New Architectures: Nature and Phenomena | News | Archinect | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it
Nona Yehia and Jefferson Ellinger established the architectural firm, Ellinger/Yehia Design LLC in 2003 to investigate links between architecture, landscape and technology.
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» Landscape Urbanism, New Urbanism and the Future of Cities Alex Steffen

» Landscape Urbanism, New Urbanism and the Future of Cities Alex Steffen | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Because one of the biggest problems with urban debates these days  is that we continue to mistake that which looks green for that which is sustainable. We dress up disastrous land-use and voraciously wasteful urban systems in gardens and greenery, and end up with a Potemkin sustainability.

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Six Problems in Thinking Nature-Culture Interactions

Six Problems in Thinking Nature-Culture Interactions | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Here I am discussing Michael Carolan's paper Society, Biology, and Ecology: Bringing Nature Back Into Sociology's Disciplinary Narrative Through Critical Realism. 

 

#Heavy duty philosophical; epistemological and ontological essay; very interesting reading if applied not only to nature vs culture but on the manifestation of both: Landscapes. AC 

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The idea of Nature, refigured

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Share and Enjoy: Related posts:the idea behind this blog (original version) actual occasions Examining life, trash, & radical nature Nature vs. Grace?

 

There are many related ways of defining nature. Robert Corrington, for instance, calls nature “the sheer availability of whatever is” (fn. 1).....

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The World Is a Mind in Thomas Demand's La Carte d'après Nature - Huffington Post

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The World Is a Mind in Thomas Demand's La Carte d'après NatureHuffington PostLa Carte d'après Nature, an exhibition curated by Thomas Demand, will be on view at the Matthew Marks Gallery, 522 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) through...
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Ten design lessons from Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture - (37signals)

Ten design lessons from Frederick Law Olmsted, the father of American landscape architecture - (37signals) | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

Timeless design principles:

1) Respect “the genius of a place.”
Olmsted wanted his designs to stay true to the character of their natural surroundings. He referred to “the genius of a place,” a belief that every site has ecologically and spiritually unique qualities. The goal was to “access this genius” and let it infuse all design decisions.

2) Subordinate details to the whole.

3) The art is to conceal art.

4) Aim for the unconscious.......  

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Landscape+Urbanism: Black Rock City

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Burning Man: An interesting article making some strange connections between the land of free spiritedness that is Burning Man, specifically the arrangement of the temporary settlement 'Black Rock City' with the ideology of New Urbanism. I can't think of two uniquely different mind-sets and approaches, so find the connection to be somewhat comical - but am keeping an open mind. So read for yourself... and determine perhaps if that next vacant town square surrounded by walk-up townhouses would benefit from an iconic super human sculptural icon that regularly is set aflame.

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Banksy - Outdoors

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Sustainable Design Aesthetics | Integral Life

Sustainable Design Aesthetics | Integral Life | The Integral Landscape Café | Scoop.it

n thinking about the intersection of Integral Theory and Sustainable Architecture over the last several years, one of the most revealing adventures has been to ponder the nature of beauty from the multiple prospects that an integral approach offers one. 

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