Edges of the Experiment
‘Edges of the Experiment – The Making of the American Landscape’ investigates the role of spatial planning and architecture in relation to the American landscape. The landscape of the sublime and unspoiled nature becomes part of a larger plan. From the flat surface of the drawing board, maps are developed. These maps are used to classify areas and define their border lines. Boundaries are drawn, roads and train tracks constructed. They are placed across the landscape as a grid. This grid of roads, cities and borders has had a major impact on the American landscape. Man has finally become part of the landscape, modelling it to his own scale.
A project of Hans Gremmen and Marie José Jongerius.
Finalist Dutch Design Awards 2015