Plant Consciousness Commentary: Unintentional Landscapes

Unintentional Landscapes

Matthew Gandy invites us to reflect on what exactly are ‘unintentional landscapes’ and what are the difficulties these spaces provide in the urban environment. So-called wastelands, these spaces can be thought of as places of adventure, creativity or discovery, but more often, they are seen with negatively as creating anxiety or disdain. Do these spaces have a role to play in helping us re-define wildness and reconnect with our inner plantness?

Topics Covered about attention to plants

  • Urban wastelands and vacant lots
  • The role of “space” in a city
  • Landscape architecture
  • The value of wildness

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View the paper here

Gandy, Matthew. 2016. Unintentional Landscapes. Landscape Research, 2016VOL. 41, NO. 4, 433–440, DOI: 10.1080/01426397.2016.1156069

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