Landscapes of encounters - an invitation to a multispecies city
By enhancing existing qualities found at the site in Västerås, this proposal aims to discuss which kinds of landscapes the urban fabric could host. Vegetation, habitats, built elements, events and reuse are introduced as strategies for announcing presences and inviting the citizens to get engaged in the area. This will open up negotiations between the species that are inhabiting the place, acknowledging the multitude of world-making agencies that the living city possesses. A living city that is to be read as a place in which natural processes, humans and non-humans are entangled in each other's life-worlds. And in which architecture can become a guiding practice that enhances the twist and turns a process might take if we allow others to take part of it.
MARCUS ANDERSSON (SE), ARCHITECT
KLARA WAHLSTEDT (SE), ARCHITECT
MATILDA HANSSON JESSEN (SE), ARCHITECT
MATS ANDERSSON (SE), ARCHITECT