Landspace // Making Sense
In collaboration with Pien Post, Tijs Struijk, Daphne van der Veer, Kirstine Voetmann
Photography by Hanna Burgers
A landscape is not simply the scenery that surrounds
us. It is framed or enclosed, much like we do when
we take a photograph or when we design a garden.
This framing is not a purely physical, but also a
cultural and perhaps even a very personal activity as
well. When thinking of the term landscape some of
us will imagine a park-like setting, while others may
envisage a mountain landscape or even a seascape.
The term landscape, as Simon Schama
(amongst others) has pointed out in his book
Landscape and Memory was derived in the 15th
century from the Dutch ‘landschap’, used to signify
the genre of landscape painting. The etymological
origins of the word landscape, writes J.B. Jackson
in his book Discovering the vernacular landscape,
date back to the 5th century words ‘landscipe’ or
‘landscaef’, which referred to ‘a composition of
man-made spaces on the land’.
The Magazine project is intended as an exercise
for students in (re)presenting their artistic output.
It turned out to be more than a mere representation
of previous work. LANDSPACE is a compilation of
five new and full-blown projects. We are proud and
happy to share these with a wider audience!
Frank Bruggeman, Corine Datema,
Roosmarijn Hompe en Tatjana Quax
On behalf of IA & FD 3
Xiaofeng (Maple) He
Erik van Schaften
Daphne van der Veer
Maja Pop Trajkova
Rowan de Graaf
LANDSPACE IS A
Bachelor Interior Architecture &
Furniture Design , Royal Academy
of Art, The Hague
As students and tutors of the Bachelor
Interior Architecture & Furniture Design at the Royal
Academy of Art The Hague we are used to work with
and in space, in the broadest sense. Landscape, the
departmental year theme for study year 2017 – 2018,
took our third year students to different locations
including natural reserves and industrial sites. This
physical exploration of landscape brought along
atheoretical and etymological investigation too.
Although space as a concept at first appears to
be a neighbor to landscape, space is actually quite
the opposite as it is unconstrained by boundaries.
The title of this magazine, Landspace then refers
to the students’ aim to widen the borders of the
much-defined concept of landscape.
In OBJECT 651 landscape is given another
dimension: time – past, present and future. In
SAVED SKIN the outside world has become
inhabitable, necessitating a complete life indoors.
MAKING SENSE introduces movement and touch
as an added sense to sight in exploring the – in this
case – urban landscape. HIDDEN CITY offers us
a look at well-known places through other peoples’
eyes and OUTCAST shows how nature refuses
to be controlled, despite all our human meddling.
Speaking of which: this magazine was produced
environment-friendly in cooperation with Zwaan