Practice_of_Place

The human and environmental situation
~ Monday, September 10 ~
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~ Thursday, May 3 ~
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I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively instead of skeptically and dictatorially.
— E.B. White, via Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring”. This stands as a strong counter to the overtaking of The Nature Conservancy by Peter Kareiva, who believes we ought to give in to the age of man and what it brings.

~ Saturday, March 24 ~
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An ethic and a philosophy are very important in creating a suitable mental atmosphere in which we can act in the right way towards our natural surroundings, but we need more than an ethic and more than a philosophy. we need an aesthetic, an organized sensibility which will polarize our feelings and thoughts in an artistic way towards the world.

It is as though contemporary artists have resigned themselves to the new technological environment and are not paying much attention to the given environment of nature.

Alodous Huxley
The Human Situation
essay excerpt: “More Nature In Art”

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~ Tuesday, March 13 ~
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Almost, but not quite: the near-miss of a high-rise and light industrial town across from the Golden Gate Bridge, defeated in the 1960s and transformed instead into the nation’s largest urban park


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