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Wilderness and Exodus: the Production of a National Landscape
Since the 1950’s, the weekend drive 1-3 hours away from cities is a democratic automobile-driven North American custom involving the ritualistic exodus of urban populations from metropolitan centres to sacred landscapes, to worship natural monuments and recreate. This phenomenon is integral to the role that landscape plays in shaping Canadian Identity. The national parks are [...] → READ MORE
The user study: Joseph Veliz, “Terminal Island: Juxtaposed Publics” project in “The Space of Infrastructure” design studio at Woodbury University taught by Curt Gambetta, Spring 2013. Inspired by OMA’s temporal diagrams of their unbuilt project in Yokohama, Japan, Veliz analyzes the use patterns and intensity of different constituencies of a waste to energy facility and its surroundings near the Port of Long Beach, CA. Image courtesy of Joseph Veliz.