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June 1, 2008

Diane Willow

I was glad to have Diane Willow come and speak to our class on Tuesday this week. Her work involving public spaces, and transforming these spaces from stale, to more intriguing and intimate spaces, appeals to me very much. As a student of landscape architecture, I am in favor of organic and aesthetic elements intertwined in our most public, and constructed places, so as to keep the cyclical balance that humans have with nature, a focus of everyday life. Climate and energy issues are talked about all the time these days, but the issue is kept very one-dimensional, always about oil. Bringing the discussion into the smaller scales of everyday life can be even more important, as it directs people’s thought in subliminal and emotional ways to a more understanding perspective.