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Public Sediment and Common Ground: Field Dispatches from Resilient by Design at UC Davis


Join us for presentation, critique, & discussion around the Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge on Wednesday Feb 21st at UC Davis.

The Resilient by Design Challenge brings together leading designers, government officials, and community members to consider climate related threats to the Bay Area. Join team members from Public Sediment, including several faculty from UC Davis and California College of the Arts, and guests from other teams to see ways that teams are addressing this challenge. All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events
11:30am - 1:00pm - Presentation and Public Forum

Room 2203, Social Sciences and Humanities, UC Davis
Moderated by Brett Snyder, Associate Professor, UC Davis and member of Public Sediment

PUBLIC SEDIMENT is led by SCAPE Landscape Architecture with Arcadis, the Dredge Research Collaborative, TS Studio, the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology and Design, and the Buoyant Ecologies Lab. Join members of team Public Sediment participating in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge and learn more about their project developing along Alameda Creek. Public Sediment believes in ecological infrastructure and its protective value. Yet the Bay Area’s ecological infrastructure- its marshes, mudflats, and coastal edges- are at risk. Our team proposes to design with mud for a more resilient Bay. Lunch will be served; please RSVP.

1:00pm - 5:00pm - MAKING BAY, Critique

Room 142, Hunt Hall, UC Davis

Studio led by Brett Milligan, Assistant Professor, UC Davis and member of Dredge Research Collaborative and Public Sediment

Mid-term review of landscape architecture design studio exploring sedimentary connections between Alameda Creek and South Bay Salt Pond Restoration at Eden Landing. Students will present multifunctional landscape strategies for sea level rise adaptation, ood management, ecological recovery, and the creation of new public spaces.

6:00pm - 8:00pm - Field Dispatches from Resilient by Design Panel Discussion

Room 168, Hunt Hall, UC Davis

Gena Wirth, Scape
Resilient by Design Team: Public Sediment

Gena is the Design Principal at SCAPE and member of the Dredge Research Collaborative. Trained in landscape architecture, urban planning and horticulture, Gena draws from her interdisciplinary training to create ecologically rich and culturally relevant landscapes from the infrastructural scale to the site level.

Adam Marcus, Margaret Ikeda, Evan Jones, CCA
Architectural Ecologies Lab / California College of the Arts
Operating at the intersection of architecture, fabrication, and ecology, the lab merges spatial practice with innovative techniques of material production and rigorous ecological research.

Susan Schwartzenberg, Exploratorium
Susan Schwartzenberg is a senior artist at the Exploratorium is part of team Common Ground that is looking at resiliency issues and field stations for San Pablo Bay.

Beth Ferguson and Claire Napawan, UC Davis
Beth Ferguson is Assistant Professor of Design at The University of California Davis. She is the director of Sol Design Lab, a design/build studio that specializes in solar infrastructure for urban resiliency. Claire Napawan is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Davis Department of Human Ecology. Her work explores building community resilience through the use of new and alternative co-design methodologies. They will give an overview of the Resilient by Design process and highlight the UC Davis faculty’s role in engaging communities in the design process.

For more information, check out the event poster here.