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Book launch: Landscape Approach – From Local Communities to Territorial systems.


2 February, 2023, 15.00 – 16.30
AHO library

Landscape Approach has been published by AR&D Applied Research and Design Publishing and edited by Hannes Zander together with Shelagh McCartney, Samantha Solano, and Sonja Vangjeli. The book promotes a holistic framework to ground individual places, communities, and habitats in their broad, territorial context. Across 23 chapters and six continents, different geographies provide landscape-informed narratives that integrate human societies into cohesive systems of water, soil, and non-human species. Ultimately, this landscape reading aims to help envision futures that are both socially and environmentally more just and sustainable.

Landscape Approach is the second book publication by the International Landscape Collaborative ILC, a group of emerging scholars and practitioners interested in issues related to landscape and territory.

Three book authors are invited as guests to discuss their work:

Kjerstin Uhre is an associate professor at The Arctic University of Tromsø in the joint UiT/AHO landscape architecture program. Eli Ristin Skum is a veterinary scientist with a focus on preventive health care in West-Finnmark, Sápmi, Northern Norway. In their chapter The Living and Breathing Map of Sámi Reindeer Herding, they describe practices of Sámi reindeer herding and their strong entanglements with highly dynamic and sensitive Northern landscapes.

Matthew Poot is a practicing landscape architect and works as consultant for the City Region Food Systems program within the UN FAO in several cities across Africa and Asia. Matt will discuss his chapter Blue Gold: Agricultural Infrastructure & Climate Change in the Sahel which frames a multi-scalar landscape strategy in the Inner Niger Delta.

The link to a livestream will be shared later.

The event is hosted by OCULS, the Oslo Center for Urban and Landscape Studies at AHO.