The last five days I spent with my long time friends driving two times a thousand kilometers to (re)find ourselves in the pristine Swedish landscape. We drove all through the night having little naps or […]
Tag: landscape experience
In remembrance of the Wheel of Time
Today appears to be an ordinary day, yet from an imaginative perspective it is a colossal day. Today I finished reading the last book of a long series of highly detailed landscape fantasies: The Wheel […]
Children and sublime landscapes
Being alone in an all pervasive landscape, provides an intriguing advantage for experiences: every sensation directly relates to you, in person. Every index finger pointing at some external cause, is a seeking finger pointing outward […]
Why new research into the beautiful and the sublime?
There are things in life – and in the landscapes that remind people of life – that cannot be put to words. The experience of such things and phenomenon is necessarily somewhere in between the […]
In landscape design you should be aware of flaws and struggling rarities, they are proof of the living system you are dealing with. Even if it appears that every phase in a landscape development can […]
What did I expect landscape design to be?
What was I thinking when I decided to study landscape architecture? Did I really expect to design whole landscapes? Meet rich enough clients so I could play with their lands and tell them what fancy […]
Stress induced landscapes
Within my research group at Wageningen University we have discussed an interesting viewpoint regarding living system design. Not everyone within the group of students agrees with it, because it appears to be counterintuitive and even […]
Our common understanding of (landscape) aesthetics: frequency related
One more thing about the sublime. What we can learn from pondering about the sublime is how often we expect to encounter a sublime experience. It is from this frequency that most people start to […]