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“Whatever I may have fondly supposed, all that I have been writing and saying over the past years has in the last analysis dealt with a single topic — how to define (or redefine) the concept of landscape.” — J.B. Jackson As a graduate student, I dedicated much of my landscape theory track obsessing about… Read more »

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Studies show that the average professional receives 304 emails every week, checks his or her smartphone 150 times per day, and may or may not be among the 32 percent who tune out long-winded co-workers after 15 seconds. Stay with me here…the average attention span has decreased from 12 seconds in 2000 to 8 seconds… Read more »

Guangzhou Station 2

On the morning of the last day of 2014, I was walking in the hallway of Hankou train station with my colleagues Zhongyi and David. As we were exiting the building, pushing through the tide of people, David remarked that this train station feels so much like the one in Tianjin. Coincidentally, Zhongyi and I… Read more »

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Oceans are at once the bank vault and the universal eraser of our dirty little secrets: waste and indifference. Varying combinations of both are acceptable currencies throughout the world, making it unclear who manages the landscape of caring about the costs of these transactions on our account. Submerged within this silenced asylum are increasing quantities… Read more »

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Recently I’ve taken notice of the emergence of responsive systems in art and architecture. I’m fascinated by their potential, and hopeful that ways to begin exploring their applicability to our field will become more prevalent. For those unfamiliar with such work, responsive systems are those capable of adapting to complex environmental and social conditions. They… Read more »

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In the past five to ten years, the increased use of computational/parametric tools within the design professions has been at the forefront of conversations among academics and professionals. Although most commonly used in architecture for the design and fabrication of complex forms, these tools, in combination with new technologies, have the potential to fundamentally transform… Read more »

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