With Sierra Druley, 2017
Theoretical landscape design for Painted Dog Research Trust, Sizinda Region, Zimbabwe
This design provides a framework for mitigating environmental extremes and supporting place-based learning on the Painted Dog Research Trust. Interconnected elements work to imbue the complex, historically fertile and currently degraded landscape with rich long-lasting social and ecological value. Gathering Terrain envisions a holistic, scalable system that upturns exploitative historical site practices by addressing social and ecological needs through deployable, accessible low-tech interventions.
Five phases - collect, treat, fortify, grow, and connect, support a highly functioning landscape and providing immersive human experience on the site. By bridging the gap between resilience technologies and experiential connection to place, the plan aims to support ecological literacy and landscape stewardship.