EXH 013 Out There. Landscape Architecture on Global Terrain OFICINAA 2017
© Laura Trumpp, AM
Out there is the first exhibition at the Architekturmuseum der TU München to be devoted to landscape architecture. Having in recent years frequently showcased the social relevance of architecture to our contemporary world, the focus now shifts to a discipline that has a far greater reach in terms of its possible impact on land area and future timespan. In the public perception, landscape architecture seems still to be determined by the desire to plan for harmony between the burgeoning advance of cities, on the one hand, and nature, on the other. But this idea ceased long ago to reflect the current state of a discipline that, in the face of the radical transformation of our planet, has since evolved in a more analytic, critical direction. The premise of the exhibition Out there is that in the early 21st century there is no corner of the earth left in which the effects of urbanization, massive exploitation of fossil fuels, growing mobility, and the unchecked changes to ecological systems, as well as the consequences of increasing migration cannot be felt. The exhibition presents ten illustrative cases from across the world that vividly portray the interaction and systematic interdependency of the city and its surrounding environment, water cycles, and real conditions both local and global. (...)
The exhibition aims to give the public a deeper understanding of the changing concepts and strategies of landscape architecture in the present, and at the same time, to represent its growing importance for the future. The landscape architecture of today is dedicated to the spatial systems that will shape the society of tomorrow.
with and by: Undine Giseke, Regine Keller, Jörg Rekittke, Antje Stokman, Christian Werthmann and their Chairs
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© Laura Trumpp, AM