Redesigning Wounded Landscapes: At the IBA Lusatia  - a Laboratory for New Landscapes

Redesigning Wounded Landscapes: At the IBA Lusatia - a Laboratory for New Landscapes

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  • 9783868591422
  • Hardback
  • English
  • 224
  • JOVIS Verlag
  • Apr 2012
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In Lusatia in the eastern German state of Brandenburg-a region that has been extensively affected by human demands-an International Building Exhibition (IBA) was harnessed to provide creative designs for a post-mining landscape for the first time. The central questions in this endeavour are: what potential for design do wounded-or even destroyed-landscapes possess? To what extent and in what ways can a workshop for new landscapes exert an influence, and what weapons does it have in its armoury? And do these methods and processes have applications beyond Lusatia - in other regions and worldwide? Ten authors investigate these questions, looking at the IBA "laboratory for new landscapes" and the transformation after ten years of IBA in Lusatia from a political, cultural, technological and artistic perspective, plus those of local inhabitants and of planners.