Representing a ‘Thickened’ Landscape
Anthropologist Geertz suggests that “thin description is an unadorned, first-order account of behavior. But thick description adds many layers of cultural significance; it confronts a multiplicity of complex conceptual structures, many of them superimposed upon or knotted into one another, which a researcher must contrive somehow to grasp and then to render. Landscape researchers and designers must also examine, decipher, and appreciate the complex structures and processes that constitute a given landscape or site through reading, writing, and drawing, and eventually through design and site transformation.”
"What then are the means and methods that determine thick readings of landscape architectural projects, and what do thick drawings look like?"
-Blanchon and Gill