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Encrypted landscapes, nation-states : The Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra

King, Tanya J 2015, Encrypted landscapes, nation-states : The Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, Space and culture, vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 171-182, doi: 10.1177/1206331214524495.

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Title Encrypted landscapes, nation-states : The Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra
Author(s) King, Tanya J
Journal name Space and culture
Volume number 18
Issue number 2
Start page 171
End page 182
Total pages 12
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2015-05
ISSN 1206-3312
1552-8308
Keyword(s) embodiment
environment
architecture
nation-state
engagement
Summary As visitors perambulate around the Australian National Botanic Gardens, in Canberra, relationships among citizens, environments, and the nation-state are enacted: The central is emphasized over the peripheral, the Canberran space is depicted as a literal miniature model of the wider nation, science is privileged in the design of that representation, and "nature" is appreciated as isolatable from humans but controllable by them. As with other architectural aspects of Canberra, assumptions about the relative relationships among elements of the state are reflected in the spatial positioning and delineation of the items and embodied in those who move in and around them.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1206331214524495
Field of Research 160404 Urban and Regional Studies (excl Planning)
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Tanya J. King
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30081421

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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