On November 15, Public Sediment, one of ten teams selected for the Resilient By Design Bay Area Challenge, presented research and design concepts to a public audience at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.
The team presented three proposals for investing in the San Francisco Bayland ecosystems to buffer vulnerable communities and species from the threats of sea level rise. The proposals incorporate research into ecologically performative materials, floating breakwaters, and aquatic species that Variable Projects director Adam Marcus has been developing with collaborators Margaret Ikeda and Evan Jones as part of the Buoyant Ecologies project. All projects are posted here and open to public feedback and comment until December 7, 2017.
Public Sediment is a multidisciplinary design team that views sediment as a core building block of resilience in San Francisco Bay. The team is led by SCAPE Landscape Architecture and includes the Buoyant Ecologies Lab, the Dredge Research Collaborative, Arcadis, TS Studio, the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology and Design, and the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.