Studies in Regenerative Technologies
We are all familiar with places that have been degraded; sites polluted; systems damaged. Some caused maliciously, others accidentally, but many have been an overlooked byproduct of ‘noble’ pursuits. These places of degradation are ripe with potential, all kinds and all scales of potential. These places are full of stories. In this project, I investigated the role of the landscape architect within this collection of stories at Barry Power Station. Alabama is the only state without regulation requiring coal ash pond specifications such as impervious liners. Barry Power exists not only in the floodplain but also in sensitive wetland ecology. Barry pond failure threatens threatens nearby Mobile with contamination by coal combustion residuals.
These boards document how I imagined how to collaborate with and influence engineers, scientists, and regulators, who have predominately framed and guided the approach to this sites. Ultimately, I created concepts for a ‘treatment train’ to unpack the spatial, temporal, and cultural implications emerging from the act of regeneration. These sites are opportunities for remediation which is publicly accessible and legible.