Maria Paula Diogo, Ana Duarte Rodrigues, Ana Simões, Davide Sarso
April 24, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 264 Pages - 32 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780815346661 - CAT# K345366
Series: Routledge Environmental Humanities
This volume discusses gardens as designed landscapes of mediation between nature and culture, embodying different levels of human control over wilderness, defining specific rules for this confrontation and staging different forms of human dominance.
The contributing authors focus on ways of rethinking the garden and its role in contemporary society, using it as a crossover platform between nature, science and technology. Drawing on their diverse fields of research, including History of Science and Technology, Environmental Studies, Gardens and Landscape Studies, Urban Studies, and Visual and Artistic Studies, the authors unveil various entanglements woven in the past between nature and culture, and probe the potential of alternative epistemologies to escape the predicament of fatalistic dystopias that often revolve around the Anthropocene debate.
This book will be of great interest to those studying environmental and landscape history, the history of science and technology, historical geography and the environmental humanities.
1. Hygiene, Education and Art: Roberto Burle Marx’s 1930s Modern Gardens in Brazil Aline de Figueirôa Silva
2. Between the Nuclear Lab and the Backyard: Artificially Enhanced Plant-Breeding and the British Atomic Gardening Movement Vanessa Cirkel-Bartelt
3. Urban utopias and the Anthropocene Ana Simões, Maria Paula Diogo
4. Shaping Colonial Landscapes in the early 20th century: Urban Planning and Health Policies in Lourenço Marques Ana Cristina Roque
5. From Pairidaeza to Planet Garden: The homo-gardinus against Desertification Ana Duarte Rodrigues
6. From Homo Faber to Homo Hortensis: Gardening Techniques in the Anthropocene Astrid Schwarz
7. The Distant Gardener: Remote Sensing of the Planetary Potager Nina Wormbs and Johan Gärdebo
8. Resistance in the Garden: Nature and Society in the Anthropocene Davide Scarso
9. A New Machine in the Garden? Staging Technospheres in the Anthropocene Nina Möllers, Luke Keogh, and Helmuth Trischler
10. The Atom in the Garden and the Apocalyptic Fungi: a Tale on a Global Nuclearscape (with artworks and bird-songs) Jaume Valentines-Álvarez, Eric LoPresti
11. Inhabitants: Image Politics in ongoing Climate Crisis Mariana Silva, Pedro Neves Marques
12. Troubled Gardens: Nature-technoculture binary and the search for a Safe Operating Space in Hayao Miyazaki’s Mononoke Hime Ivo Louro, Ana Matilde Sousa