MANMADE ENVIRONMENT

Through projects from the Nordic countries, the exhibition, MANMADE ENVIRONMENT demonstrates that landscape architecture is about so much more than aesthetics. Used strategically it can supply sustainable solutions, promote health and improve living conditions for people in both urban and rural areas.

Exhibition Period 12 February 2011 - 22 May 2011
 

MANMADE ENVIRONMENT

Exhibition in The Nordic Embassies, Berlin, from July 16 - August 28 2012

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Manmade Environment was exhibited from February 12 - May 22 2011 in Danish Architecture Centre

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Through projects from the Nordic countries, the exhibition, MANMADE ENVIRONMENT demonstrates that landscape architecture is about so much more than aesthetics. Used strategically it can supply sustainable solutions, promote health and improve living conditions for people in both urban and rural areas. It brings attention to the importance of finding alternative, interdisciplinary planning methods; strategies that emphasize conscious use of natural resources and combine new expertise and technology with awareness of local conditions, culture and identity.

Motorvej_rute_15_aarhus_220.jpgMANMADE ENVIRONMENT highlights the important role of landscape architecture in sustainable urban development and large scale planning. It brings attention to the importance of finding alternative, interdisciplinary planning methods; strategies that emphasize conscious use of natural resources and combine new expertise and technology with awareness of local conditions, culture and identity.

Today's landscape architects work with everything from major regional projects to urban developments that include industrialized, commercial, institutional, recreational and residential environments. The holistic, gradual and strategic methods and processes of the field are based on the understanding of natural systems and their interactions with human activities. Contemporary landscapes are responsive to the environment and regenerative. They lower carbon emissions, clean the air and water, increase energy efficiency, restore habitats, promote solutions that utilize or protect inherent potentials and create value through significant economic, social improvements.

Motorvejslandskab_134.jpgThe exhibition showcases examples that illustrate these important developments and emerging tendencies in the landscape architecture discourse. A long-term and close collaboration between the Nordic institutions and their respective curators has resulted in a diverse collection of projects. Dealing with both common and locally specific Nordic challenges such as large-scale urban transformations, user involvement, rehabilitation of areas with changed function, development of new infrastructure and resetting or preservation of natural landscapes, the 26 selected projects integrate political thinking with ecological reality and put governmental decision-making into practice.

 

 

MANMADE ENVIRONMENT is a collaboration between Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) and Norsk Form, based on an original idea by DAC. The Swedish Museum of Architecture, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Nordic House in Reykjavik have contributed to the curating of the exhibition content.

The development of MANMADE ENVIRONMENT is financed by Realdania, The Oslo Architecture Triennale 2010, the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Culture Point and the Nordic Culture Fund. The exhibition in DAC is financed by Realdania.

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