Vol. 18 No. 2 (2020): Landscape Representation Skills
Visioni/ New languages

Inhabiting complexity. Representation as an act of regeneration

Juan Cabello Arribas
PhD Professor in Architecture, Researcher and Assembler
Published February 24, 2021
  • complexity, ecology, readymade, observation, representation, invention, collage, assemblage.
How to Cite
Cabello Arribas, J. (2021). Inhabiting complexity. Representation as an act of regeneration. Ri-Vista. Research for Landscape Architecture, 18(2), 96-113. https://doi.org/10.13128/rv-9863


How do technicians represent the complexity we are living in? Which are the processes for an appropriate reconstruction of this always-changing portrait? What they see and how they observe landscapes? What architecture must learn from other disciplines if it wants to get into the era of communication? In a time of emergency, old examples and new ones will make visible how the traditional technicians would practice in a different and more concerned way if they want to play a more fruitful role in the regeneration of the living environment. This work wants to show the transforming attitude of observation an architect experienced in his laboratory during last fifteen years, in order to bring all the technicians together in a more complex discussion about the future of the living beings and the ecosystems they transform everyday. It wants to make visible how architecture could review its ways of representation if it wants to get into the future, the era of ecology.


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