Issue 15 – The Best of MUSE 2018

Issue 15 – The Best of MUSE 2018

The Best of MUSE 2018


CONTENTS:
Essays
Landscape
Memoir
Theory and Practice
Sculpture
More Essays
Ideas
Paperwork


NEWS & NOTES:

This one-year anniversary of MUSE is an opportunity to re-group and re-present my best work, for a fresh take. I hope you find favorites here, new and old.

Thanks to all of my friends, whose support made this first year of MUSE possible, and to my readers, who made it worthwhile. A special thanks to Bruce Wujcik, for his tireless technical, graphic, and production work, and another to Laura Hurwitz, who awakened me to the power of audio.

Cover art:
2018 MUSE Issue Headers – digital collage by Bruce Wujcik


 

The Best of MUSE 2018

The Best of MUSE 2018

The pieces selected for re-posting in this issue of MUSE present the ideas I most want to share, and best reflect me as a thinker, writer, designer, and artist. The work, mixed and matched from different issues, gains perspective and synergies from new contexts.

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Theory and Practice

Theory and Practice

Funk It Up
Issue #5 – Community

The field of landscape architecture covers design at many scales: residential, park, campus and city, and region also, especially if you consider planning as design. (I do.) One focus of mine is community design, an aspect of urban design. My work concerns questions of participation: What is the appropriate level and kind of citizen involvement? What are appropriate roles for experts in a democracy?

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Ideas

Ideas

Parterre de Temps
Issue #9 – Heart, Head and Hands

This proposal is for a staging of Kurt Jooss’ 1932 dramatic dance The Green Table, as a partitioning not of the surface of the Earth, but rather of space through time. This is a modern interpretation of the 17th century French parterre, incorporating time as an element, and reinventing parterre as a dynamic rather than static form.

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