UBC Graduate Research

Post climate catastrophe and the pursuit of solace Parsons, Kevin


This project accepts that climate change will continue to fuel the presence, severity, and continuation of global climate catastrophes. It also acknowledges that western forms of fire management innately hold damaging forms of colonial ideologies. Subsequent ideologies do not fully admit the dynamic forms of landscape identity that occur temporally and spatially within a given community and individual. It also does not fully represent the deeper forms of solace and wayfinding that should occur. Landscape architecture as a profession must begin to accept and embrace catastrophic forest fires as a way of life for many communities. This project will begin to understand the literature involving post climate catastrophe landscapes that will inform a series of design interventions post catastrophe in Lytton, British Columbia. Specifically, it will aim to provide foundational knowledge and insight that will influence present and future post catastrophe landscapes.

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