#
Date
Title
Source
Description
Tags
-4582
25.05.2011
Three Genetic Drifts  - David Brooks
-
Three Genetic Drifts wooden boardwalk, pedestrian tree (ficus benjamina or equivalent) anchored in concrete planter, crane and hoisting equipment Dimensions variable [proposal for London parking garage] Boardwalks are user-friendly infrastructures that ...

Three Genetic Drifts wooden boardwalk, pedestrian tree (ficus benjamina or equivalent) anchored in concrete planter, crane and hoisting equipment Dimensions variable [proposal for London parking garage] Boardwalks are user-friendly infrastructures that we use for interfacing with the natural world. They embody the delusional bifurcation between nature & culture, a rampant ideology exacerbated by the first proclamations of the scientific process. They make a tangible line between culture over here, and nature over there. Conservation biologists have come to see this mindset as a problematic approach to realizing the truth of our environment and our place within it. To see our daily lives and built environments as active agents within natural processes would engender a consciousness of responsibility to the larger biosphere as a whole. Therefore, I propose to formulate an urban boardwalk. But this boardwalk is being dragged off the roof of a London parking garage, but prevented from being pulled away by a single large tree that “pins” the boardwalk to the roof. It becomes a boardwalk in which there is no “culture over here” or “nature over there” – a boardwalk that portrays the sweeping fluctuations that all life must adapt to, while embracing the generative as well as the degenerative processes of the biotic sphere. David Brooks davidbrooksinfo@gmial.com 917-208-0066 (New York) 2 3 4 5 6 7

Three Genetic Drifts wooden boardwalk, pedestrian tree (ficus benjamina or equivalent) anchored in concrete planter, crane and hoisting equipment Dimensions variable [proposal for London parking garage] Boardwalks are user-friendly infrastructures that ...

Three Genetic Drifts wooden boardwalk, pedestrian tree (ficus benjamina or equivalent) anchored in concrete planter, crane and hoisting equipment Dimensions variable [proposal for London parking garage] Boardwalks are user-friendly infrastructures that we use for interfacing with the natural world. They embody the delusional bifurcation between nature & culture, a rampant ideology exacerbated by the first proclamations of the scientific process. They make a tangible line between culture over here, and nature over there. Conservation biologists have come to see this mindset as a problematic approach to realizing the truth of our environment and our place within it. To see our daily lives and built environments as active agents within natural processes would engender a consciousness of responsibility to the larger biosphere as a whole. Therefore, I propose to formulate an urban boardwalk. But this boardwalk is being dragged off the roof of a London parking garage, but prevented from being pulled away by a single large tree that “pins” the boardwalk to the roof. It becomes a boardwalk in which there is no “culture over here” or “nature over there” – a boardwalk that portrays the sweeping fluctuations that all life must adapt to, while embracing the generative as well as the degenerative processes of the biotic sphere. David Brooks davidbrooksinfo@gmial.com 917-208-0066 (New York) 2 3 4 5 6 7