Week 6: Seeing Space
The lawn and the plants in it are not perceived by homeowners objectively or in a vacuum but through multiple layers of moral and symbolic understanding. Like most elements of a dominant culture, these understandings are often tacit and unexamined. They rest on dichotomies of good and bad that aren’t informed by any inherent qualities of the environment, but by competitive capitalist ways of relating to nature and other people. If people examined their beliefs through this lens, would they still find them valuable?