Dynamic Grounds: Identity, Memory, and Heritage in Iceland’s Changing Landscapes

Spring 2023 GGR Recipient

Gina Lee (Architecture)

Landscapes and memory have a symbiotic relationship. Landscape is a work of the mind, yet simultaneously shapes and influences human thinking and consciousness. The idea of landscape is projected onto physical form, constructed, and continually shaped by human and environmental processes. By inhabiting a place, we are immersed in a moment in time within a rich, layered, and evolving history of entanglements that are tangible and intangible, visible and invisible. My research will explore the connections between landscapes and perceptions of self, people, and place, and how these relationships are changing in conjunction with Iceland’s changing climate.