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The Life And Times Of Landfills, Joshua O. Reno Oct 2016

The Life And Times Of Landfills, Joshua O. Reno

Joshua Reno

American landfills are primarily understood as distinctly human and spatial creations, when in practice they are as much temporal as spatial and as much non-human as human. Based on a large landfill on the rural periphery of Detroit, this paper explores the emergent and polychronic forms of life fostered by controlled dumping. Landfill employees work with their ecological surroundings to satisfy regulatory directives and assemble ever-growing mountains of waste. The paper introduces the complex, practical negotiations that result by isolating and diagraming the distinct temporal scales at which nonhuman beings and powers aid in and disrupt the process of landfilling.


Gelang: A Photography Of Belonging, Chase Clow Feb 2016

Gelang: A Photography Of Belonging, Chase Clow

Chase Clow

Gelang: A Photography of Belonging proposes a new category of landscape photography, one that moves away from emphasis upon imagery of particular kinds of landscape (such as wilderness, topographical, or wastelandscape) and also away from genres of photography (art, documentary, or scientific) and instead investigates the shared values and ethics among landscape and nature photographers and the kinds of awareness and knowledge that arise through outdoor, field-based photographic practice. An analysis of the writings of photographers and their published interviews, as well as the author's own photographic experiences in the field, reveals a common core of life-affirming values predicated ...


The Space Of The Social, Christopher D. Wilkes Dec 2015

The Space Of The Social, Christopher D. Wilkes

Christopher D Wilkes

This is chapter two of the Jane Austen book-length project, Social Jane. Landscape, houses and estates form the backdrop to much of what happens in the Austen novels, and Austen is entirely familiar with the theories of landscape of her time. She sets about debunking Whig improvers, while decimating the pretensions of the Tory do-nothings she saw around her. Benign and cautious progress seems to be her preferred model of land management. The chapter rehearses the social and architectural theories of her time, shows her use of these theories in her characters and in her work, and tries to liberate ...


Hidden In Plain Sight: Tehran's Empowering Protean Spaces, Sara Khorshidifard Nov 2015

Hidden In Plain Sight: Tehran's Empowering Protean Spaces, Sara Khorshidifard

Sara Khorshidifard

As a recent citizen I noticed Tehran's urge for new kinds of public spaces. So, I initiated a dissertation that outlined a call for "protean space." Cities need protean spaces as a means to empower people, places that offer social interaction and support--spaces that are safe, accessible, and intriguing. Protean spaces empower people to create places for personal and interpersonal relationships, make social connections, gain information, and build trust across varied networks. My dissertation examined how planning and design practices can enhance the possibility of protean spaces and therefore increase their number. While my research concerns Tehran, all cities ...


Introduction: Economies And The Transformation Of Landscapes, Christopher A. Pool, Lisa Cliggett Jun 2015

Introduction: Economies And The Transformation Of Landscapes, Christopher A. Pool, Lisa Cliggett

Lisa Cliggett

No abstract provided.


The Sleeping Camel Hosts An Indian Summer Squall, Lynda Hawryluk Aug 2013

The Sleeping Camel Hosts An Indian Summer Squall, Lynda Hawryluk

Dr Lynda Hawryluk

A collaboration of writers and artists led to the writing of a poetic tribute to Peter Indans’ work and subsequently his legacy, in the poem The Sleeping Camel hosts an Indian summer squall. The discussion here has as its’ focus the relationship between writers, artists and the landscapes they explore in their chosen medium.


The Cyrenaican Prehistory Project 2008: The Second Season Of Investigations Of The Haua Fteah Cave And Its Landscape, And Further Results From The Initial (2007) Fieldwork, Richard Roberts, Zenobia Jacobs, Johnny Morales, M. Morley, R. Grun, L Farr, C Hunt, G Barker, R Rabett, T Reynolds, Victoria Leitch, Robyn Inglis, Roisin Hamilton, John Davison, Hwedi El-Rishi, Alex Pryor, David Simpson, Marijke Van Der Veen, Chris Stimpson, Steven Pawley, Mohammed Touati, Caroline Cartwright, Franca Cole, Iain Morley, Lucilla Burn, Ian Brooks, Laura Basell Mar 2013

The Cyrenaican Prehistory Project 2008: The Second Season Of Investigations Of The Haua Fteah Cave And Its Landscape, And Further Results From The Initial (2007) Fieldwork, Richard Roberts, Zenobia Jacobs, Johnny Morales, M. Morley, R. Grun, L Farr, C Hunt, G Barker, R Rabett, T Reynolds, Victoria Leitch, Robyn Inglis, Roisin Hamilton, John Davison, Hwedi El-Rishi, Alex Pryor, David Simpson, Marijke Van Der Veen, Chris Stimpson, Steven Pawley, Mohammed Touati, Caroline Cartwright, Franca Cole, Iain Morley, Lucilla Burn, Ian Brooks, Laura Basell

Richard G Roberts

No abstract provided.


Dating In Landscape, Archaeology, Richard Roberts, Zenobia Jacobs Mar 2013

Dating In Landscape, Archaeology, Richard Roberts, Zenobia Jacobs

Richard G Roberts

A common need in archaeology is for objects and events of interest to be dated, so that they can be arranged in the correct temporal sequence. Here we briefly review several methods available to the archaeologist to assist in age determination of the "target" object or event-comprehensive treatments of the subject are given by Aitken 0990, 1999), Wagner (998), and Walker (2005).


The Contested Domain Of Pastoralism: Landscape, Work And Outsiders In Central Australia , N. J. Gill Jun 2012

The Contested Domain Of Pastoralism: Landscape, Work And Outsiders In Central Australia , N. J. Gill

Nicholas J Gill

Extensive cattle grazing has long been the dominant land use in Central Australian rangelands. Today, however, the pastoral landscape is increasingly fractured and contested by indigenous and environmentalist claims on land. Pastoralists in Central Australia are responding to environmentalist claims by reasserting territory. Territory is being constructed with reference to to particular forms of social nature and social space. Identities of insider and outsider have developed. These identities commonly correspond to pastoralists and others, such as conservationists and government, but the place specific nature of pastoralists' environmental knowledge has the potential to render pastoralists as outsiders as well. Moreover, as ...


Vistas In Common: Sharing Stories About Heritage Landscapes, Angela Labrador Dec 2010

Vistas In Common: Sharing Stories About Heritage Landscapes, Angela Labrador

Angela M Labrador

Rural communities in the United States have faced mounting pressure to develop their local economies in ways that threaten their historic agrarian landscapes and cultural practices. However, these communities are often wary of, if not hostile to, top–down approaches to historic preservation and landscape conservation. Community-engaged heritage protection strategies shift the focus from managing cultural and natural heritage as discrete resources to envisioning heritage and its protection as a form of community development. This paper presents a case study from rural New England in which the intergenerational sharing of narratives about heritage landscapes moves beyond simply commemorating the past ...


Reconstructing Landscape At Chavin De Huantar, Peru : A Gis-Based Approach, Daniel A. Contreras Dec 2008

Reconstructing Landscape At Chavin De Huantar, Peru : A Gis-Based Approach, Daniel A. Contreras

Daniel A. Contreras

The landscape around the prehistoric Peruvian ceremonial center of Chavin de Huantar has undergone extensive geomorphic and anthropogenic change since the beginning of monumental construction at the site in approximately 1200 BCE. Archaeological and geomorphic stratigraphy from the site and its near periphery provide the data necessary to characterize these changes in detail. This paper reports on the use of GIS-based interpolation tools to approximate a complex prehistoric land surface using unevenly scattered point data. Such an interpolated surface serves as the basis for the reconstruction of the pre- Chavin landscape and assessment of landscape change contemporary with the site.


Playing With Landscape: Social Process And Spatial Form In Video Games, Michael Longan Mar 2008

Playing With Landscape: Social Process And Spatial Form In Video Games, Michael Longan

Michael W Longan

Video games not only incorporate representations of landscapes, they are themselves a form of landscape representation that communicates ideas about how the world is and how it should be. Like traditional forms of landscape representation, video games use tricks of perspective and realistic graphics to represent real world places or to create worlds that appear to be real. Through their interactivity, video games also give their players a sense of power and control over the spatial form of the landscape. However, unlike traditional forms of landscape representation, video games offer opportunities to subjectively enter the space of the game and ...


When Environmentalists Collide: Understanding Conflicting Views And Values Of Environmentalists To Wind Energy, Brad Jessup Jun 2007

When Environmentalists Collide: Understanding Conflicting Views And Values Of Environmentalists To Wind Energy, Brad Jessup

Brad Jessup

No abstract provided.


Placing The Dead: Investigating The Location Of Wealthy Barrow Burials In Seventh Century England, Howard M. R. Williams Jan 1999

Placing The Dead: Investigating The Location Of Wealthy Barrow Burials In Seventh Century England, Howard M. R. Williams

Howard M. R. Williams

No abstract provided.