Re-imagining static Utopias : unraveling the bat/human problem
Armstrong, Keith M. (2012) Re-imagining static Utopias : unraveling the bat/human problem. In Art and Science : Thesis Collection of the 3rd Art & Science International Symposum [第三届艺术与科学国际学术研讨会论文集]. China Architecture and Building Press [中國建築工業出版社], Beijing, pp. 38-47.
The making of the modern world has long been fuelled by utopian images that are blind to ecological reality. Botanical gardens are but one example – who typically portray themselves as miniature, isolated 'edens on earth'. Whilst respected, heritage-laden institutions such as the Royal Botanical Gardens in Sydney, Australia promote such an idealised image they are now self-evidently also the vital ‘lungs’ of a crowded city as well as a critical habitats for threatened biodiversity (in this case notably flying foxes). In 2010 the 'Remnant Emergency Artlab' set out to alleviate this utopian hangover through a creative provocation called the 'Botanical Gardens ‘X-Tension’ - an imagined city-wide, distributed, network of 'ecological gardens' - in order to ask, what now needs to be better understood, connected and therefore ultimately conserved?
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Additional Information:||Chinese title: 第三届艺术与科学国际学术研讨会论文集 Editor: 李政道, 冯远|
|Keywords:||Art and Sustainability, Art and Environment, Media Art, Social Activism, Ecosophy|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Keith M. Armstrong|
|Deposited On:||22 Jul 2011 08:44|
|Last Modified:||06 Mar 2013 15:30|
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