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        • Stories, Methods and Systems
          Bureau Bas Smets and the Urban Landscape

        Abstract
        Following a series of exhibitions on his work that focused on the systematics of his design and analysis method, landscape designer Bas Smets recently published Landscape Stories, a rather narrative description of the creation of the number of his projects. In a dialogue with editor Bruno Notteboom, Smets talks about the role of narratives, methods and systems in his work. Based on projects on diverse scales (from C.H.Z., a fictitious garden designed for a short film of French artist Philippe Parreno, to Metropolitan Landscapes, a research by design investigating the role of open space as a basis of urban development in the Brussels region), he expands on the role of images and maps in the creation of landscape, not only as a fiction or ‘imagination’, but also in order to develop an encompassing narrative about landscape in in an urban context that is characterised fragmentation.
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        Citation
        Notteboom, B. (2017). Stories, Methods and Systems. Bureau Bas Smets and the Urban Landscape. Narrating Urban Landscapes, OASE, (98), 103–108. Retrieved from https://www.oasejournal.nl/en/Issues/98/Storiesmethodsandsystems
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