Published: Spring 2017

LA+ IDENTITY Ever since the 18th century when Alexander Pope advised his peers to “consult the genius of place,” the idea that designers could interpret and then express the essential identity of a place has been venerated in landscape architecture. This issue of LA+ is devoted to critically exploring the nexus between place and identity with contributions from disciplines as varied as landscape architecture, architecture, philosophy, literature, ethics, marketing, anthropology, history, politics, and visual arts.

Tatum L. Hands +
Richard Weller
Clive Hamilton
Ursula K. Heise
Mark Kingwell
Dirk Sijmons
Julian Raxworthy
Jim Igoe
Edward S. Casey
Paul Preissner
Andrew Graan +
Aleksandar Takovski
Mark Raggatt
Nicole Porter
Victor Tenez Ybern +
Miriam Garcia Garcia
Nicol Lambrou +
Eric Lum
Kerri Culhane +
Molly Garfinkel
Rui Yang +
Xiaodi Zheng
Charles Waldheim
Robert Zhao Renhui



“Identifying the Anthropocene”
“How We Became Aliens”
“Wait, Where Are You?”
“Identity is a Verb”
“The Best Garden in ‘Europe’”
“Nature Parks, Memory, and Identity”
“The Complex Identity of Built Place”
“Learning from Skopje 2014:
  Architectural Spectacle in the 21st Century”
“Who is my Neighbor?”
“Branding Landscape”
“In Conversation with Martin Rein-Cano”
“Undoing Design, Producing Identity”

“The Sea Ranch: Policing the Picturesque”

“A Tale of Two Bridges”

“Landscape Architecure in China Now”

“On Design and the Ends of Architecture”
“A Case of Mistaken Identity”        

“In Conversation with Paul Carter”

 Editor in Chief:
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 Production Team:

Tatum L. Hands
Richard Weller
Colin Curley
Allison Koll
Eryn Boyce, Colin Curley

Tatum L. Hands
Richard Weller
Ellen Guanlee Xie
Luke Van Tol
Jinah Kim
Josh Ketchum


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