UBC Graduate Research

Inhabiting the Anthropocene : Designing for Accelerating Change in a New Epoch Moskal, Pauline


Landscapes are always in motion and yet, the way contemporary landscapes are designed, represented, detailed, and maintained, reflect static notions serving limited lifespans. The Anthropocene presents a new era of unpredictable and accelerating change generated by human influence. Adapting to these accelerated changes is the most significant challenge facing landscape architects today and requires engagement across multiple scales of design. This project proposes the Anthropocene as a framework for discussion and explores themes of time and space in relation to landscape architecture and their importance in the Anthropocene. The findings of this exploration will assist in the design of projected futures for landscapes experiencing accelerated change, in an effort to raise awareness about our influence on the Earth.

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