04 October 2009

Scale is an architectural tool for understanding the different qualities of an object or a landscape. We are trained to understand scale through the large scale, and / or small scale. The large scale is often perceived as a general, dominant, inflexible and without emotion or aesthetics. The small scale is perceived to be more humane, change willingly and as something that contains emotion and reason. In the same way we look at globalization as an expression of specialization and rigid systems, which comes at the expense of the individual. Local environment is, however, often seen as complex, vivid, human and diverse.
Peter Sylwan shows us in his article (return to Eden) that also the local landscape and agriculture contain clear elements of what we usually associate with globalization. Agriculture at the local farmer has also become specialized. This comes at the expense of the flexibility that is the basis of nature.

I want to look into these factors and how to increase flexibility in fashion with urban life, where the city meets agriculture. Focusing on the landscape where nature becomes a device that accommodates the activities, from the most intimate to the most public, of each of its inhabitants.

It depends on the elasticity.

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