In the flat desert landscape of California's Central Valley, nature and infrastructure have hybridized into a singular system that exploits and commodifies the unpaid work of natural processes over time.
Unfortunately, landscape architects will never build a “solution” to groundwater, nor will they devise a method for reversing almost a century of wanton extraction.
Landscapes of energy extraction are portals, wormholes between two worlds in which time and space work differently.
The deployment of offshore wind power on a massive scale is driving new forms of marine management and cartographic representation, and upending traditional ideas about what constitutes national territory.
Featured Issue05: Extraction
Extraction sustains our society. As the world becomes more urban and further removed from the landscapes that supply its raw materials and energy needs, more and more land is mined, blasted, dug, and drilled each year. How do these extraction landscapes fit into larger urban social, economic, and ecological frameworks? How can we bridge the disconnect between the city and its extractive hinterland?
Project: Promenada Location: Velenje, Slovenia Firm: ENOTA Year: 2014 Competition: Open Competition, First Prize Website: http://www.enota.si/eng Project Description: The Velenje “Promenada” is an important city space and a vital city thoroughfare. It is one of the central axes of the centre of Velenje, … Continue reading