Revealing the Anthropocene - sensory laboratory for landscape processes
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Revealing the Anthropocene’ is a suggestion for how to deal with the Anthropocene in landscape architecture in a geological important and industrial site. The purpose is to create a site, that reveals landscape processes and becomes a laboratory for exhibiting and sensing the Anthropocene material. The project proposes a transformation of the quarry, Huken, that deals with the potential of revealing geological and ecological processes over time as an aesthetic value. Focusing on the fact that a landscape will change over time, the project stimulates and emphasizes landscape proccesses like sedimentation, erosion, melting, water flows and succession entangled with actions from visitors on the site. Based on ecosystem services, the site will facilitate a process of cleaning asphalt waste and dirt snow through vegetation. The site will become a laboratory of those processes over time. Speculative drawings forecast how such things might turn out, however it could indeed look very differently in 50 years. The project is seen as a way of interpretate past geological traces together with present material. Using anthropocentric material together with landscape processes this project is an exploration of how search different aesthetic may be come to form. It’s a proposal to reveal the unvalued Anthropocentric traces entangled the change of landscape processes.