As a submission to the Land Art Generator Initiative, the design of the park recalls the temporality of a site located in Copenhagen, Denmark to regenerate the land through an immersive park installation. Relative to wind patterns and soil contamination, interventions are implemented into the site to cyclically alternate between collecting energy and excavating the soil. During excavation, the machines unearth and redistribute the contaminated soil while phytoremedial plants are utilized to create a natural integrity within the sculpted landscape. In the changing environment, the users experience the harsh realities of contamination and scale of impact. Once the transformation is complete, the land returns to a natural state revealing a coexistence between the machines, the natural environment and its inhabitants.
Studies in Phenomenal Consciousness
The studies utilize drawing as a tool to analyze structures of experience and consciousness that augment our reception of space. With an interest in the apperception of successive informative stimulants, it explores the impact of rhythm, skewed visual perception, peripheral understanding, interiority and exteriority, homogeneity, and coalesced experiences through temporal order. A resultant of this research speculates on and manipulates heightened sensory experiences, creating a dialogue between space and its users while establishing dynamic and profound relationships within space.
The Edge: Inhabiting the River
Historically, the Tiber river has had a significant relationship to the city of Rome. Due to heavy flooding, the city gradually loses its interaction with the river as the inclusion of high embankments aim to offset erosion. The proposal for this project seeks to counteract the distancing correspondence with a public piazza, cafe and gallery. Entering the site and buildings from street level, you are encouraged to progress down to the river as you continually rediscover it through openings in the built landscape. As the water levels periodically rise and fall, the experience changes due to accessibility and the interruption of water within the site. With the pushing and pulling of the embankment, reflective of the erosive history, the site approaches the river with a relationship that is responsive and maintains an exchange of dialogue between the two.