McLuhan is famous for saying: “the basic function of media is to store and expedite information.” Do you agree? Print conveys a message and an idea from the hands of the author to the eyes, ears, and being of the receiver. Does the medium—words on a page, typography set against paper, pixels set against a screen at various resolutions—matter?
The beauty of a website is the ability foster unpredictable conversations and connections, in a flexible medium, free from a physical location. If you are here, reading, visiting the site as one who lives in or around cities, as a citizen of the world: what do you think a website for and about landscape urbanism should be?
As designers, we are charged with determining the use and structure of space. Mumford suggests that too many decisions stifle urban growth and flow. How do you reconcile the conflicting needs of what is fixed and what is flexible in your designs and thinking? And how do you integrate the element of time and inevitable, and even unpredictable, change into your proposals?