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Editorial - Peer-reviewed, 2022

Home ecologies

van Hellemondt, Imke; Keravel, Sonia; Leger-Smith, Anaïs; Ruiz Arana, Usue; Wieser Benedetti, Ursula; Yigit Turan, Burcu


In the summer of 2021, JoLA issued a call for Thinking Eye articles on the theme of Home ecologies. The theme, referring to new conceptualizations of home ‘habitats’, biological and metaphorical, evoked multiple creative responses that explored how landscape researchers and practitioners were responding to prevailing recommendations of being at home in the midst of a global pandemic. As we walked through previously untrailed streets, made friends with unknown neighbours and noticed the varied microecologies that we share our environments with, we developed a curiosity for and kinship with the mundane and ordinary. This call sought to highlight creative explorations that could help us make sense of this imposed confinement and mundanity and speculate on alternative ways of inhabiting and designing cities. The selected Home ecologies articles invite us to reclaim our bodies and to slow down in design; an invitation extended by other articles featured in this issue.

Published in

Journal of Landscape Architecture
2022, volume: 17, number: 2, pages: 4-5

Authors' information

van Hellemondt, Imke
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Keravel, Sonia
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Leger-Smith, Anaïs
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Ruiz Arana, Usue
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Wieser Benedetti, Ursula
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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Urban and Rural Development

UKÄ Subject classification

Human Geography
Landscape Architecture

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