Humanly modified ground and time-based aesthetics
AuthorClemmensen, Thomas Juel
The Anthropocene not only questions perceptions of nature, but also inspires us to expand and rethink the aesthetic repertoire of landscape architecture. This article discusses process aesthetics, or time-based aesthetics, in relation to humanly modified ground, particularly the role of erosion and sedimentation. The discussion is centred around a study of the Port of Aarhus in Denmark. The study includes a description of material conditions found at the port and a discussion of their aesthetic potential in sensitizing humans to the environmental conditions of the Anthropocene. The discussion draws on works of art that address time in relation to ground conditions and the experience of the environment.
PublisherTaylor and Francis Group
CitationClemmensen TJ. Humanly modified ground and time-based aesthetics. Journal of Landscape Architecture (JoLA). 2022;17(1):38-47
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