Columbia GSAPP: Fall Seminar- 2019 Noah Shaye, Shouta Kanehira
This project imagines the possibilities of swamp ecologies. What if rivers could heal with the same resiliency as a swamp? Our research surrounded Norfolk, Virginia and the Elizabeth River that cuts its way north through the urban fabric to the Chesapeake Bay. The goals of our project are to highlight the existing ecological patterns found thriving in the Great Dismal Swamp and implement them by theoretically blending in swamp ecologies with the river network. What if we could use plants and soil biologies to treat the river at its most polluted points? This set of graphics shows our understanding of how this environment could be reshaped using the localized patterns already in play regionally.