Urban Forest and Landscape Infrastructure: Towards a Landscape Architecture of Open-endedness

This is a paper based on some of the key findings of my PhD, which I presented at the ECLAS 2011 conference on Ethics/Aesthetics in Sheffield, UK.

After the conference the article was selected for publication in JoLa’s 2012/2 theme issue on Ethics/Aesthetics.

In the paper I broaden the concept of landscape infrastructure and on the basis of this broadening point towards a landscape architecture of openess.

I use the urban forest of ‘Sletten’ as a landscape laboratory to show how an openness towards self-organization and change over time can lead to aesthetics becoming intertwined with an ethics of care towards our everyday surroundings.


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