Landscape and cultural exchange [: landscapes of prophecy]
Graham, Tosh; Wake, Sue
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Citation:Graham, T., & Wake, S.J. (2015). Landscape and cultural exchange[: Landscapes of prophecy]. X-Section Journal, 5, http://www.xsectionjournal.com/peer-review-2015/2015/11/19/landscape-cultural-exchange [NOTE: Some artefacts in the title-page as a result of the HTML to PDF conversion. Cleaner version available from URL]
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This paper proposes the use of prophecy as an investigative tool for landscape analysis and explores how it could produce more culturally meaningful landscape outcomes. It investigates the relevance of indigenous prophecy and how it could inform and guide Landscape Architecture in aspects that engage with Mana whenua, enhance Māori values, preserve and promote cultural mana, and cut across cultural boundaries to create shared and inclusive landscapes. This discussion proposes that the subject may hold crucial information pertaining to the reading of landscapes and have great potential when included within the design process, as prophecy has the ability to weave a thread through time connecting historical context to the present day and to the future. The research project is outlined, followed by explanation of the development of a methodology involving relevant aspects of design consideration such as post-colonial theory and Māori values and principles for design. When applied to selected land-based prophecies in Auckland, the process showed that unique outcomes are possible. WHAKATAUKĪ: Inā kei te mohio koe ko wai koe, I anga mai koe i hea, kei te mohio koe. Kei te anga atu ki hea If you know who you are and where you are from, then you will know where you are going.