Throughout this book, published by dpr-barcelona under the umbrella of Future Architecture, you may notice that landscapes of care do not limit themselves to physical spaces. Although in some cases taken to be forests or rivers, it is in fact the crucial plurality of spaces, activities, and relationships that characterizes landscapes of care. Forests, bodies, and cities are only a few territories, but they represent the varied types of landscapes through which care can flow. We might therefore think of ‘landscapes of care’ as the practice linking different territories and bodies, and the landscape established by their interdependence.
Research collective NOMAOS is a cross-disciplinary group of architects, artists, illustrators, designers, urbanists and writers who navigate divergent disciplines. In their method of working, the encounter with the landscape is a form of collaboration. With four members based in Russia, three in the Netherlands and two in the UK, the collective was formed in March 2019. Their project ‘What Do Landscapes Say?’ has been supported by Creative Industries Fund NL between March 2019 and April 2021.