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by lukas
29 Sep 2018 14:37
Forum: Future Ecologies
Topic: the Urban Forest
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: the Urban Forest

This is rad. What was the talk about? How did the speaker describe "novel ecologies" ? Not sure what's implied by that. Does the urban forest feel "connected" from the street-level? Also, LOVE the 3D map from 1887 in the Austin Urban Forest plan. So beautiful. (Made me think of this: https://kottke....
by lukas
18 Sep 2018 21:19
Forum: Future Ecologies
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: What Are You Reading?

I'm taking a "River Restoration" class in graduate school right now. The Professor, Matt Kondolf, is really a geomorphologist but he's found a home in the Landscape Architecture department here. He really has a slant to how he talks about "river restoration"—mostly how rivers are, by their nature, f...
by lukas
12 Sep 2018 16:16
Forum: Future Ecologies
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Introduce Yourself

To those here—please, feel free to start a thread ("topic") in the forum on a topic you'd like to discuss! Are you thinking about nonhuman cognition? Ecology as an ontology? Transboundary water conflicts? Anthropocene landscapes? Bring up an idea, ask a question... we all need to do a little legwork...
by lukas
10 Sep 2018 03:37
Forum: Future Ecologies
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Introduce Yourself

I feel like the "moment" (quoting mauricem) of (broadly interpreted) animism right now is driven by new research/publications in the nature of plant biology, as well as all-time-high levels of "vegan" awareness, a desire to give things outside of just humans sets of moral ethics, respect, space. Her...
by lukas
02 Sep 2018 00:24
Forum: Future Ecologies
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: What Are You Reading?

does anybody else have further suggestions for reading along those lines? I was just given a copy of John McPhee's "Assembling California" which is about California on a geologic timescale... mixed with necessary social history. I've never heard of McPhee but it looks like he has some amazing other...
by lukas
25 Aug 2018 18:54
Forum: Future Ecologies
Topic: What Are You Reading?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

What Are You Reading?

What are you reading? What do you think about it? Who else might want to read it? Are there generalizations you can take away from it? What does it lead to? I made a thread for that "The Environment Is Not a System" reading, but now realizing, we don't need a thread for everything... Just curious to...
by lukas
23 Aug 2018 15:36
Forum: Future Ecologies
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: Introduce Yourself

I'll go: My name is Lukas, I'm one of the Learning Gardens janitors. I'm just starting graduate school in civil engineering and have a geographer mom who taught me to always look at landscape as a text. I also love land art and see climate science, ecology, landscape architecture, sculpture, and civ...
by lukas
23 Aug 2018 15:30
Forum: Future Ecologies
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Introduce Yourself

Hello—

If you're joining Future Ecologies, we'd love to hear:
- where you're coming from
- what you're looking to get out of this space
by lukas
04 Aug 2018 05:29
Forum: Future Ecologies
Topic: Reading: "The Environment is not a System" by Tega Brain
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Reading: "The Environment is not a System" by Tega Brain

Wanted to share this reading with anyone interested: https://www.are.na/block/2431975 Tega is associated with NYU engineering and SFPC. I loved this reading, and opened my eyes to some of the cybernetic history of ecology studies and how even the phrase "ecosystem" assumes a "systemization" to an ec...