Two stories below ground, an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art looks deeply (literally) at issues of landscape in Africa. With approaches ranging from land art to film to textiles, the artists in Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa are tackling intensely local topics, like mining and deforestation, that have profound but often invisible global significance.
James van Sweden, FASLA, the landscape architect and author who transformed the texture of American public spaces and gardens over four decades, died September 20 at his home in Washington, D.C., after a long illness. He was 78. Continue reading James Van Sweden, 1935-2013→
Some brownfields are ripe for producing renewable energy.
By Linda McIntyre
Redeveloping brownfield sites can take a lot of time and money. But sometimes contaminated land can be put to good use during, or even before, the cleanup is finished. Continue reading Juice from Junk Sites→
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