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Landscape Architecture Frontiers 048

Human Desires, Social Demands, and Landscape Future

By (author) Kongjian Yu
By (author) Leiqing XU
By (author) Susan Nigra Snyder
By (author) George E. Thomas
By (author) Zhao Chen

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  • In this issue, LA Frontiers explores the implications of human desires on public behaviours through cross-disciplinary lenses.
  • Topics in this issue include: Behavioral Psychology; Personal Cognition; Perception; Psychoanalysis; Cultural Criticism; Social Demand; Profession Transition; Public Policy; Quality Improvement; Vulnerable Groups; Interdisciplinary; Technology Landscape; and Equal Growth.
Full Description

Design is a means to satisfy social demands, and such demands come from human desires. Only when individuals’ desires fuse and grow into a collective consensus, can they be manifested and conveyed in various landscape forms as new public goods. As a public goods serving human desires and social demands, landscape design faces both challenges and opportunities preceding undergoing public crises. In this issue, LA Frontiers explores the implications of human desires on public behaviours through cross-disciplinary lenses of philosophy, social psychology, cognitive science, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, history, etc. It would offer inspiring insights for landscape professionals to identity their role in responding to contemporary demands and those of future societies.

At present, in view of the spatial isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent prevalence of contactless services, the current conventional space-time narrative may be dramatically changed. The fact that both “observing” and “being observed” now become consumer goods within landscape enables landscape architects to recognise and examine people’s suppressed desires and unmet needs, introspect the rationality and necessity of marginal desires, and thus, redefine the sophisticated interactions between landscape design and human desires, as well social demands.

About the Author

Kongjian Yu is a doctor of design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, he is an honorary foreign fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a professor at the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Peking University.

Leiqing Xu is a professor at the College of Architecture, and Urban Planning and Expert of the Top Think-Tank at Tongji University.

Susan Nigra Snyder is co-director for the Critical Conservation and has a MDes from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

George E. Thomas has a PhD in History of Art, is co-director at Critical Conservation, has a MDes from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University.

Zhao Chen is a PhD candidate at the Department of Cultural Anthropology, at the University of Tokyo.

Galen Newman is an associate professor at the School of Architecture, Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning, at Texas A&M University.

Estello Raganit is a senior designer at Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc.

Monique Hiu Yan Wong is a landscape designer of Snøhetta.

Xiaoxuan Lu is an assistant professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Hong Kong.

Specifications
Publisher
ORO Editions
ISBN
9781954081406
Published
24th Sep 2021
Binding
Paperback / softback
Territory
World excluding USA, Canada, Australasia & Asia (except Japan; China non-exclusive)
Size
290 mm x 280 mm
Pages
178 Pages
Illustrations
150 color
Name of series
Landscape Architecture Frontiers
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