Chalmers Conferences, Transvaluation: Making the world matter

New strategies to act within the uncertain
Carola Wingren

Last modified: 2015-08-18


In an explorative effort to develop new knowledge and to challenge the uncertainty of future landscapes affected by sea level rise, a performance involving a choreographer and a group of master students in landscape architecture was carried out in Höganäs 2014. Aiming at developing a better understanding of landscape forces, the task was to perform the future coast line and the threatening waves and to answer questions such as “Where will the water be?”, and “What will be threatened?” Even if the task was provoking and questioned by students, their critic finally turned into curiosity and choreography as method could be introduced. A specific understanding seemed to be developed about forces between land and sea, and about the responsibility as designing landscape architect. The project indicates the high value of using choreography (art) as a tool to “re-value” complex landscape situations and to open up for questions about the professional.


landscape design; climate change; uncertainty; choreography


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