programming

I’ve been working over the last week to get beyond vegetation strategies and into the human experience of the site – ways in which the site is scaled to the body, or in which the processes of vacancy and regrowth are made visible at small scale.  This has also meant sorting out the program – what stays, what goes, what relocates.  How are narratives located in the landscape?  How narrative is the narrative?

In the process of programming the site, I’ve realized that I’m not even sure how to describe my intentions for the site.  The south side of the site, where I expect playing fields to remain, could be referred to as a park.  But the forested north side of the site?  Is it a park? A garden?  A monument?  What do these terms mean for our expectations of the place?  What do they suggest about maintenance?  definitions forthcoming …

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