Power: Resistance and Surrender. Agency in a Landscape of Uncertainty
We are immersed in power, seen and unseen, explicit and implicit, felt and feared. It is tightly held, seldom deserved and often misplaced. Landscape architects play a vital role in expressing human and non-human centred stories in our environment. In doing so, they address, navigate, and ultimately influence the power dynamics intrinsic to our living world—for better or worse.
Kerb 30 is an exploration of the powers that make and unmake us. How does power manifest in the built environment? How do we address existing ecologies of power? Where are the opportunities to shift the centres of power inherent in our landscapes?
Following a conceptual framework of Surrender, Agency and Resistance, the authors of Kerb 30 examine the discourse that provides landscape architects with a social license to practice, the business models that underpin that practice, and those practitioners working to resist and reveal the profession’s complicity with authority.