Way Beyond Bigness ∙ Derek Hoeferlin ∙ SP16
The landscape exists not as object but as actant.
It is plural.
It is vertical.
It is horizontal.
It is epigenetic.
The vertical landscape, is a stratum.
It comprises information layered over information.
It compresses time.
It exists as before, currently, and in the future.
It composes the context and uniqueness of place.
It erases and writes anew.
It records intermittent existence.
It perceives independently from the occupant’s perception.
The horizontal landscape, is a continuum.
It revokes isolated disciplines.
It necessitates and dissuades politics.
It exists as social and cultural, urban and rural, additive and subtractive.
It criticizes the invisible infrastructural overlays.
It dictates the actions of humans unaware of the system.
It facilitates the human resilience that counters the concealed forces.
The epigenetic landscape, is both stratum and continuum.
It combats the reaction of individual interests.
It antagonizes and agrees.
It exists as the soft, the malleable, and the formable.
It devises the method and framing device needed to understand the system.
It reacts by actions not apart from the system but rather from within.
It begets design.
It prompts science.
It induces policy.
It creates action and reacts.
It validates equity.
It wills sociability.