|THE ABOVE IS A CONCEPTUAL RENDERING OF THE INTEGRATION THAT IS HAPPENING|
- democratically developed to enhance the wonderful properties of the green space. Our spaces are developed for adult physical activities (mainly masculine activities) and have excluded 'other' users due to the oversight of our planners. These 'other' users include the elderly and children who simply want to play or sit and enjoy the green ambiance. Play is undervalued in Trinidad and Tobago, the child or teenager who wants to relax quietly under a tree and read, getting away from parents in a meditative environment has no space to do so. I was once fortunate to see the original plan by Architect, Colin Laird 1950-1960's design of the early Orange Grove Savannah. It included a ring of trees, spaces for people to play and chill as well as for football and cricket. The conversation around heritage, is therefore also a conversation about landscape design and management.
- adhering to any philosophy in relation to the use of community space. There is the responsibility of the Regional Corporation to support the interests of diverse groups of burgesses, and there is the right of a community to protect what it sees as important, all knocking at each other.
an aesthetics steeped in art - not art, as we speak of it; hanging on the wall,
art as an anthropological meaning,
seeking the internal meaning of the being,
the heart of creation,
to fulfill truth
PLACING IT WITHIN THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF THE LIVING
has these potentialities to see art integrated into planning, acting as an agent, extensions of peoples imaginations, this leap comes with lots of embracing or having confidence in the artist's process.
this is where we sit, in bringing together the data, which can drive essence...this is the question, of the "buy in", I place THIS question to Prof. Lesley Lokko. With all the bright eyed dreams of radical innovation, most post-colonial communities suffer the doldrums of innovation, real social development, The kind that pulls community with it.....there is a reality of a political maleficent, weighing heavy on the shoulders of social creativity.
we must be willing to push the progressive conversation of this meaning, as it challenges all corners of our aesthetic understanding...
THAT IS THIS NEW ART!