PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
“Landscape, Place and Identity in Craft and Design”.
The words used to describe the physical environment and our relationship to it, are always nuanced. The concept of 'place' refers to a particular portion of space that may or may not be occupied by people, while also encompassing the idea of dwelling, of living in a particular place. The word 'landscape', on the other hand, suggests a slightly different relationship of humankind to the environment. Derived from the 16th century Dutch word 'landschap', [i]signifying a unit of human occupation, that is, places shaped by human intervention and use, the contemporary meaning of landscape, 'natural or imaginary scenery as seen in a broad view', conceives this relationship in terms of human vision, of looking at a landscape rather than dwelling in a place. These words posit different relationships to the environment; landscapes encompassed by the gaze or places known through the intimacy of bodily sensation. Both words are culturally inflected. Our understanding of both landscapes and places is shaped by sensory experience as well as by memory and myth, and are thus bound up with complex questions about human identity.
Deadline: June 30, 2014
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The journal is published annually online and can be printed on demand at ANU press (Australian National University press)