Universities // Non-Profits
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN,
PRODUCT DESIGN STUDIO
BUYING BACK NATURE
Key teaching points:
Historic perspective and longterm effect on the social, political, and environmental effects of product manufacturing and disposal // Arming students with basic ecological knowledge to achieve and practice regenerative design // In-depth material research and exploration // Site research: social and environmental conditions // Strategy: Supporting local maker communities + cultivating and applying plant-based resources.
Projects are carried out in partnership with communities and non-profits.
Guides over commonly found native and non-native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants in the Gowanus Watershed, including 'weeds'. The guides point out each plant’s ‘value’ in terms of interspecies relationships, ecological ‘roles’, medicinal, food and material value, in addition to information on remediative qualities.
View the Herbaceous Guide here and the Trees & Shrub Guide here.
PLANTS IN THE
Series of educational to supplement STEM education program. Series includes: Green Infrastructure, Bioswales, Rain Barrels, Watersheds, Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs), Native vs Invasive vegetation and Plant Propagation.
Completed in 2016-2018
GREEN AND GREY
Fold-out map showing grey and green infrastructure systems and planning, taking place in the Gowanus Watershed.
GREEN AND GREY
Educational posters describing drivers/effects of climate change.
2016/2017, work in progress.