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Terra Automata: Beyond Representation of Landscapes and Ecologies

In Representing Landscapes: Digital, 2015

The conception of landscape through the lens of simulation and fabrication holds great potential for future methods of construction and maintenance in physical landscapes. Representation of landscape often defies the a priori need to develop environments that are responsive to the ecologies they are enmeshed within. To develop landscapes that are fundamentally expressive of their embedded ecologies requires a de-prioritization of representation and a heightening of curated logics, competing hierarchies, and resistance to singular goals. In this sense, modeling and fabrication must embrace a real-time connection with the landscapes they construct as a way of layering, nudging, and evolving ecological systems.