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Healing the Cultural Ecology of a Post-Industrial LandscapeSouth Wales, UK
Once a landscape of scattered sheep farms, South Wales was a site of unimaginable significance during the Industrial Revolution but has since fallen into varying degrees of socioeconomic decline due the collapse of the coal industry. Given that coal is an environmentally detrimental fuel source and the British government is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050 by phasing in a low carbon economy, the future of Welsh open cast sites is in question. This project uses “Cultural Ecology” as a lens in looking at this part of Wales to inform a design intervention within its landscape.