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The Power of Landscape

Novel Narratives to Engage with the Energy Transition

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Bridges the gap between the world of renewable energy and the world of spatial designers

> Based on the research into High-Density Energy Landscapes at the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam and Wageningen University
> With contributions by Martin J. Pasqualetti, Andrea Carolina Cardoso and Emma Banks, Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry, Jolanda de Jong, Jannemarie de Jonge, Lara Voerman, Dan van der Horst and Kate Sherren

> ‘‘Reading the book The Power of Landscape seems more relevant than ever’’ - Hannah Prinssen, Archined

The transition to a post-carbon future is in full swing. Across the globe, fossil fuels are giving way to renewable sources of energy, bringing energy provision closer to our homes than we were used to. The development of new energy landscapes, based on techno-economic choices, often meets with resistance. Is there a better way to bridge the growing gap between urgency and action? What if energy transition is not about technologies? What if, instead, it is one of the driving forces behind a changing living environment, the places where we live, work and recreate?

The Power of Landscape explores various energy landscapes in Europe and the US in the past, present and future. The starting point of the book is the meaning that the landscape holds in terms of quality and emotion for its inhabitants and other landscape users. In doing so, it builds a bridge between the world of renewable energy and our living environment for the first time. The book offers a surprising perspective on how landscape can play a more central role in realizing the energy transition in a way that is both sustainable and attractive.

The core of the book is the research into the power of landscapes and the ingredients for the new narrative for energy transition at the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam by Sven Stremke, Dirk Oudes and Paolo Picchi. The power of landscape is further elaborated in essays from several international experts from the world of energy transition and spatial design. With contributions from Andrea Carolina Cardoso and Emma Banks, Robert Ferry and Elizabeth Monian, Dan van der Horst, Jolanda de Jong, Jannemarie de Jonge, Martin J. Pasqualetti, Kate Sherren and Lara Voerman.

Table of contents


Introduction, SVEN STREMKE

1.1 The Foundations of Energy Landscapes MARTIN J. PASQUALETTI

1.2 Power from the Landscape: One Thousand Years of Landscape Transformation SVEN STREMKE and JOLANDA DE JONG

1.3 The Landscape of Others ANDREA CAROLINA CARDOSO and EMMA BANKS

1.4 The Poetics of Power LARA VOERMAN

2.1 Critical Examination of Energy Landscapes: An Introduction DAN VAN DER HORST

2.2 Present-day Energy Landscapes: A Journey through Europe and the United States PAOLO PICCHI, DIRK OUDES and SVEN STREMKE

2.3 Mainstreaming Innovation from Best-practice Solar Landscapes DIRK OUDES

2.4 Learning to Change: Climax Thinking and What Comes After KATE SHERREN

3.1 Poets of the Twenty-firstcentury Cultural Landscape DIRK OUDES, PAOLO PICCHI and SVEN STREMKE

3.2 Energy Landscapes as Public Art ELIZABETH MONOIAN and ROBERT FERRY

3.3 Design as Dialogue towards 2050 JANNEMARIE DE JONGE

What is the Power of Landscape? An Epilogue DIRK OUDES, PAOLO PICCHI and SVEN STREMKE

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ISBN 978-94-6208-716-3 | October 2022 | available | Sven Stremke, Dirk Oudes, Paolo Picchi | design: Joost Grootens | English | hardcover | 24,3 x 32,4 cm | 224 pages | illustrated (250 color and b/w) | in conjunction with: Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam, Wageningen University | with support from: Creative Industries Fund NL


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