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Paradoxes Of Archetypes: The Urban And The Forest
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab. Studio CRIT.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3102-4331
Studio CRIT.
2014 (English)In: Scenario Journal, no 4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) [Artistic work] Published
Abstract [en]

There is a possibility of constructing a new paradigm of landscape urbanism today, one which does away with the paradoxical and unhelpful binaries of urban versus forest, of nature versus nurture, but instead promotes a synthetic project by exploring the productive possibilities of fusing together urban and forest. It’s a proposition to recognize the significance and instrumentality of forests as ecologically complex, spatially layered and dynamic systems that contribute to contemporary urban production. It suggests that the forest can, and does grow within human settlements; forming novel ecosystems that fuse wilderness and metropolis; a sophisticated natural system that could be managed and sustained within the city. Perhaps, as forests are considered through the lens of urban ecology, we might recognize the ways in which they benefit citizens and add value to cities – by mediating water, clean air, sunlight, shade, shelter to animals, and local climate. Ultimately, the urban forest is a place for citizens to escape the city and it’ll be an inexorable rebellion…

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2014. no 4
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urban, forest, archetypes, architecture, landscape, city
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-118082DOI: diva2:911513
Available from: 2016-03-12 Created: 2016-03-12 Last updated: 2016-03-12

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