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Yue Mao, Polina Veidenbakh, Naomi van Dijck, Ksenia Kopalova, Rachel Bacon, Nataly Lakhtina, Maria Malkova, Vera Mennens, Radha Smith

Nomaos

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DELFT, Netherlands
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 2020.

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What Do Landscapes Say?


Speculating on the Diversity of Landscapes and Identities

What Do Landscapes Say?


Speculating on the Diversity of Landscapes and Identities
‘What Do Landscapes Say?’ explores how multidisciplinary artistic research informs the development of diverse urban environments through looking at landscapes.
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  • New alliances

Whether we confine our environment in shaping it to our will, leave it to its natural processes, or exploit it to satisfy our needs, our approach to landscape trickles down to the development of our cities and societies. The art of noticing and reflecting relevant details outside the frameworks of urban planning can be a valuable resource for learning about diversity, while individual stories can uncover those areas where utilitarian approaches to vastly different landscapes share a common ground.
Throughout eighteen months of research, nine makers in the Netherlands, Russia and UK sought out encounters with places in Russia and the Netherlands, narrated the diverse landscapes in hybrid forms of drawings, films, interactive installations, texts, and more. The works have been exhibited in Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam and Na Peshcanoy Gallery Moscow in 2020. The collective will further the discourse with a symposium in 2021. The project is made possible by Creative Industries Fund NL.



Exhibition 'What Do Landscapes Say?' in Na Peschanoy Gallery, Moscow, 2020. Photo by Mitya Lyalin.

Exhibition 'What Do Landscapes Say?' in Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, 2020. Photo by Jhoeko.

Exhibition 'What Do Landscapes Say?' in Na Peschanoy Gallery, Moscow, 2020. Detail of 'Who is the Creator?' by Nataly Lakhtina. Photo by Mitya Lyalin.

Meeting with social design agency Gonzo Design in Saint Petersburg, as part of the group research trip. Photo by Yue Mao.

Exploring Russian rural landscape on Kizhi Island, as part of the group research trip. Photo by Ksenia Kopalova.

What Do Landscapes Say?


Speculating on the Diversity of Landscapes and Identities

What Do Landscapes Say?


Speculating on the Diversity of Landscapes and Identities
‘What Do Landscapes Say?’ explores how multidisciplinary artistic research informs the development of diverse urban environments through looking at landscapes.
File under
Type of project
  • New alliances

Whether we confine our environment in shaping it to our will, leave it to its natural processes, or exploit it to satisfy our needs, our approach to landscape trickles down to the development of our cities and societies. The art of noticing and reflecting relevant details outside the frameworks of urban planning can be a valuable resource for learning about diversity, while individual stories can uncover those areas where utilitarian approaches to vastly different landscapes share a common ground.
Throughout eighteen months of research, nine makers in the Netherlands, Russia and UK sought out encounters with places in Russia and the Netherlands, narrated the diverse landscapes in hybrid forms of drawings, films, interactive installations, texts, and more. The works have been exhibited in Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam and Na Peshcanoy Gallery Moscow in 2020. The collective will further the discourse with a symposium in 2021. The project is made possible by Creative Industries Fund NL.



Exhibition 'What Do Landscapes Say?' in Na Peschanoy Gallery, Moscow, 2020. Photo by Mitya Lyalin.

Exhibition 'What Do Landscapes Say?' in Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, 2020. Photo by Jhoeko.

Exhibition 'What Do Landscapes Say?' in Na Peschanoy Gallery, Moscow, 2020. Detail of 'Who is the Creator?' by Nataly Lakhtina. Photo by Mitya Lyalin.

Meeting with social design agency Gonzo Design in Saint Petersburg, as part of the group research trip. Photo by Yue Mao.

Exploring Russian rural landscape on Kizhi Island, as part of the group research trip. Photo by Ksenia Kopalova.


Idea by

Yue Mao, Polina Veidenbakh, Naomi van Dijck, Ksenia Kopalova, Rachel Bacon, Nataly Lakhtina, Maria Malkova, Vera Mennens, Radha Smith
Nomaos
DELFT
Netherlands
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 2020.