a combining form extracted from the word landscape. It refers to "an extensive view, scenery" or "a picture or representation" of a view. Other examples include cityscape, moonscape, seascape.


Everyone has ideas and views of what the world looks like.These -scapes  in our minds are generally unique. When we work together, however, we may forget that others see things differently. We may think that we understand what the others mean . . . but do we?


Use our web-application to put your -scape onto (digital) paper. The web-application is a way for people to visually represent their idea of what a space or area looks like now and what it should look like in the future.

We can then help you and your project team to use those -scapes to reach a collective -scape. In group sessions the visualisations are used to stimulate everyone to learn about the similarities and differences between each other's perceptions (and -scapes). The outcome of the discussions can then contribute to the making of redevelopment and maintenance plans. 



In each painting of the Piazza San Marco (Bellini 1496, Renoir 1881 and Canaletto 1720s?) we recognize the piazza, but do we grasp the details the artists have included? Why does one artist show a procession and the other include pigeons?

Are these depictions of the piazzo at a given moment or representations of how the artists wish the piazzo would look like?


When working together to redevelop a landscape it could be useful to know how others view the present situation and what they envision for the future situation. Rather than putting these ideas into writing, putting them into visualisations makes it easier to uncover differences or similarities in ideas.


Curious about how the application works?

  • Try out the application by making you own - scape: click the "create your own -scape" button;
  • Browse the project page for examples;
  • Want to start a project? Click on request a project;
  • Read the research pages to learn more about the development of -scape.


The web site pages:

On the other pages of this website we will:

  • give examples of how the application has worked,
  • explain how the application was developed,
  • give more information about the "theory" behind visualisation of ideas,
  • provide literature for further reading.


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Website of Martine Schmidt-Poolman : info[at]yourscape.nl


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