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African Landscapes, Global Networks

An exhibition’s focus on extraction landscapes in African exposes the globalization myth that we all  live in the same place, in the same way.

By Zoe Edgecombe

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.

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How to Fix Farming

Anna Claussen on how landscape architects’ gift for systems thinking can untangle our farm and land use policies.

By Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA

Anna Claussen
Anna Claussen. Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Two years ago, Anna Claussen, ASLA, left a Minneapolis urban design firm for the nonprofit world. She talked over lunch with Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA, about her own rural roots and that a family that still farms made her want to take some responsibility for how food is grown and distributed. Continue reading How to Fix Farming