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In understanding the omnipotent presence of landscape as an active force for all organic life forms, can interior spatial practice assist humans, non-humans and the natural landscape in finding equilibrium through an oscillation of control?

Wild nature is beyond human understanding yet it is relentlessly repressed and disciplined into control by human hands. Hydrophilous and The Observatorium respond to the paradox between human-controlled nature and wilderness in an exploration of the fluctuation of power between three users: humans, non-humans and the natural landscape. This condition formulates new social relationships in which the position of control oscillates between these user groups. Ultimately, this project investigates the role of designer as curator, and nature as creator — my role as designer allows me only marginal control over ongoing dynamic natural processes that embody these interventions. This project exemplifies the understanding that humans are simply one part of a much larger co-created web of interactions with the natural landscape.

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Emilie Evans
Hydrophilous and The Observatorium
2016

Emilie Evans
Emilie Evans
Emilie Evans
Emilie Evans

Monash University
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