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Paulsson, Emma (2007) Gränsland. Other thesis, SLU.

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Abstract

I have investigated the interaction between man and environment, between my inner reality and a physical place, using a camera as my primary tool. What conceptions do I have and how do they affect how I relate to the outer world? I am not a passive receiver of the surrounding world. Instead I actively (but usually unconsciously) choose what to take in and how I experience it. If we as landscape architects do not reflect upon our conceptions, they will unconsciously affect our decisions. Only when we accept our experiences as subjective, can honest communication take place. By means of literature studies I have connected my own conceptions with different definitions of place: place as enclosure (location, space), place as inner meaning (genius loci) and place as action (the place-creating process). According to me, it is people who give places meaning rather than the other way around. The distinction is fundamental because it means that people are active producers of their own lives. I hope to rise questions about how this affects the role of the landscape architect, our use of representations, our relationship to place and to the users. Can we help people to attain a creative and active relationship to the surrounding world?

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: Närhet, distans, subjekt, objekt, aktiv, passiv, relation, erfarenhet, plats, rum, tid, fotografi, medveten, omedveten, föreställning, representation, planerad, oplanerad, gränser, gränslöshet
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. Landscape Architecture
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Emma Paulsson
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2015 08:47
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/1993

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