002 Landscapes Original Sin
Hello everyone! Welcome to the second episode of the Bravely Curious podcast where students from Cal Poly Pomona’s Landscape Architecture Department will continue the discussion as introduced by Maci from the Landscape Nerd Podcast about stealing, reclaiming, redefining, and protecting public and private spaces. In this episode, we will be delving into Landscape Architecture’s Original Sin which is based around the topic of stealing land.
Previously, Maci defined stealing for us as theft, to take unlawfully or without permission. She also discussed the need for us to talk about, confront, and unveil the truth behind the flaws and injustices of our nation’s past. That we can no longer hide behind such topics that are sensitive or controversial, we can no longer worry ourselves with the fear of confrontation and ownership of our faults. We are here to simply present these issues, lie them on the table and say, “here is what we are dealing with, here is how this is still a problem today, and this is what we can do as landscape architects to acknowledge and resolve these issues.”