Belgian landscape architect uses Flanders as example

Study looks at World War One and landscape innovation
Study looks at World War One and landscape innovation

A Belgian landscape architect, Stephen Heyde, has written a scholarly article that looks at the way that an understanding of history can influnece current design practice. He takes as his example Flanders during World War One.

He writes; ‘The article deals with the experience of landscape during wartime, and the numerous and often unexpected ways by which these landscapes in Flanders can still be a witness to the “Great War”. Moreover, it shows how an enlarged understanding of history can even be source for innovativion in landscape architecture, as is the case in a design proposal by PROAP for the First World War landscapes in Flanders.’

The article appears in the journal Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes: An International Quarterly. You can read it here.

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