A Landscape Conversation: Design, Representation, Process
Landscape only exists through our experience. It is a process which acts upon us and upon which we act. It is an idea and an image defined through a conversation between us and the land. Every landscape is thus unique, and each possesses a character that can only be understood through experience, interpretation and representation. This paper frames an investigation into landscape, representation and design as seamlessly inseparable processes. Landscape both as and in representation through observation and recording, and landscape as and in representation through design and change are explored. The inseparable relationship between people and the land is the basis for reinterpreting the role of representation and the design process in the creation of new landscapes; it is a relationship that is being continually redefined through evolving environmental and ecological processes and through changing human spatial processes and practices. Within this context, this paper examines, develops and reveals a critical conversation about landscape, design, and process joining larger discourses, endlessly unfolding, linking, becoming.