In this very comprehensive article, Cyrille Marlin Paysagiste, architect, geographer and lecturer at the National School of Architecture and Landscape in Bordeaux, questions how the "individual" garden can enter into the bosom of the geographer's objects and tools for understanding the human environment, based on the example of Japanese individual gardens.
How these become landscape and constitute an element of urban geography in their own right and participate in a certain nature in the city, the central subject of the Nature for City LIFE project.
The part of his article on the gardens of Ikebukuro and Yanaka in Tokyo illustrates the poetry of gardeners who move their pot gardens according to the amount of sunshine in the street or their occupation of public space transformed into a temporary garden. It highlights the ability of each person to create their own garden in an alleyway, a certain kind of living together.
Find here the article The geographical meaning of the "individual" garden and its relation to the landscape (openedition.org) : Le sens géographique du jardin « individuel » et sa relation au paysage (openedition.org)
Landscape Projects is a scientific journal founded in 2008. It is dedicated to emerging issues in landscape research and action. With two issues a year, the journal is aimed at researchers and practitioners and is published by the French national landscape schools (Agrocampus Ouest Angers, ENSAP Bordeaux, ENSAP Lille, ENSP Versailles-Marseille, INSA Centre Val de Loire Blois).