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Title:Minding the margins: opportunities for an expanded maintenance practice
Author(s):Carl, Christopher
Advisor(s):Hays, David L.
Department / Program:Landscape Architecture
Discipline:Landscape Architecture
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Urbana Land Arts
Heartland Pathways
environmental art
Urbana Arts Grants
Abstract:The projects presented herein are the result of participatory research and close collaboration with David Monk and Heartland Pathways. They evolved through conversations, interviews, and field trips led by David Monk. The Heartland Pathway became a laboratory for testing generative stewardship techniques and conservation maintenance practices. Stewardship is the gathering of value into a theoretical framework for the purpose of preservation and the continuance of some condition. Maintenance is the enactment of that value system; the externalization of value. An expanded maintenance practice is the expansion of a landscape ethic that understands maintenance as the preservation and continuance of the natural world as well as "material objects, images, values, cultural codes, places, cognitive schemata, events, and maps." (Corner 1999) Stewardship must relate to the entire continuum of nature and culture. Landscape is an ecosystem, so to speak, of interrelated natural and cultural processes. These processes and interrelations are entry points for uncovering the morphology of landscape and become the catalysts for creating narratives that guide stewardship and maintenance practice.
Issue Date:2015-01-21
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 Christopher Carl
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-01-21
Date Deposited:2014-12

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