29 Nov '11, 4pm

Art Project Frames Landmines as Tools of Preservation

Art Project Frames Landmines as Tools of Preservation

Ah! Quick aside: While I in no way endorse the idea of using landmines as tools of land conservation, I find this concept wonderful as a thought experiment. Doesn't this sound like an idea taken from a dark, futuristic eco-thriller? Imagine a world where forested land is so scarce humans have taken to militaristic means to protect these last bits of nature from exploitation. There is a poetic irony to weaponizing nature to protect it from ourselves. Landmines seem like the absolute worst and yet highly effective way to keep people from spoiling a piece of land.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/culture/Art-Project-Frames-land...

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