In his essay “Discovering the vernacular landscape” John Jackson Brinckerhoff defines the vernacular, political and emerging landscape. These landscapes overlap, juxtapose and form what Sébastien Marot calls hyperpaysage. In the context of Haren – previously a mecca for chicory production – landscape traces of industrialization contrast with a rural center. Interviews with former residents have been recorded. With the help of locals and institutions of the City of Brussels, images and impressions reappeared, synchronously providing a reality of the past. Since 2010, two photographic sets have been made to account for the Haren vernacular landscape.
appearance at Tuned City
Brussels / Operative Atmospheres – 30. June 2013