What is required is a new approach to landscape design on post-industrial sites that acknowledges the extractive and consumptive practices that drove them, the changes in landscapes thousands of miles away that fed them, and our collective role and responsibility in the damage they have wrought to communities, ecologies, and individuals. Most importantly, this history must be acknowledged in a way that resists the depiction of a static moment in favor of an open-ended scaffold that simply provides another layer of interpretation and leaves room for many more in the future.
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Typical approaches to memory in design have focused on preservation of artifacts and structures. The fields of cultural geography and environmental psychology, however, have clearly articulated the notion that meaning in place and collective cultural importance imbued in places that are altered through time and built through repeated interactions with time.
Thus far, post-industrial design has glorified production while ignoring consumption and extraction. Thus, an important memory of the processes is ignored and lost. and Implement this approach in my capstone design project