Speculating what Paradise looks like is one of the longest continuous discussion of an imagined landscape. Where is it located? How does this promised eternal space looks like?
This long conversations about the physicality of Paradise is an attraction for me as a landscape architect as a way to reflect how we imagine nature and how this spiritual (or sometimes voyeuristic or super terrestrial) visualisations is defined by the real world, our own culture, new scientific discoveries, or as ways to search for lost tradition. With this lecture, let us go for a “walk” – sometimes factual and sometimes with our own imaginations – looking at various paradises through paintings, maps and films.
Faiz Bin Zohri is a landscape architect driven by the interconnections of urban public spaces, landscapes, traditions, ecology and water. He has been involved in various urban, landscape and public art installation projects of various scales in the Netherlands and Singapore.