INDIGENOUS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE/ MEDICINE

COMPENDIUM

Indigenous communities have been leading the way in landscape architecture and landscape medicine at least for the last 50 years. 

 

American Indian governments, in particular, have focused on core values of cultural and ecological and health based revitalization grounded in the shared human experience of landscape stewardship. 

 

These projects are often combinations of dynamics of 

 

Social/ health and 

Ecological/ health and 

Place based/ health

 

All with at least in part, art process 

 

At the center of social ecological and place based systems is not only health, but also art. The methodology of these projects is often in part art process, whether through the creation of moments of song, celebration, ritual, installation, or understanding of the systems through art process and practice.  This is landscape architecture/ landscape medicine.