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Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Landsc Archit Front    2013, Vol. 1 Issue (2) : 140-149
Experiment and Process |
Bombs, Wood and Gold: Synchronizing the Processes of Mining and Demining in the Post-war Landscape of Laos
Xiaoxuan LU
Master of Landscape Architecture, Harvard GSD; PhD Candidate, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Peking University
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Abstract

The project poses a new linkage between resource extraction and post-war metal cycling economies, strengthening a livelihood that heals a war-scarred landscape. It proposes a strategy of "demining bombs by mining gold". The bomb-soaked landscape of Laos, which has 80 million unexploded bombs left over from the Vietnam War, provides an opportunity to rethink the processes of mining. Simultaneously, mineral exploration and excavation processes become mechanisms of rehabilitating and reconstructing the hazardous ground.

Keywords Post-war Landscape      Post-war Metal Cycling      Food Production      Resource Extraction      Deforestation     
Issue Date: 01 April 2013
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Xiaoxuan LU. Bombs, Wood and Gold: Synchronizing the Processes of Mining and Demining in the Post-war Landscape of Laos[J]. Landsc Archit Front, 2013, 1(2): 140-149.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/Y2013/V1/I2/140
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