ARCH 698B: MLA Advanced Design Research Gallery: STUB: An Emerging Atlas of Drylands Design

Chultun, Mamanteo, Water Trail

I researched a vessel system, Chultun (900BCE – 900 CE, Meso-America), and a field system, Mamanteo (600 CE – now). I was interested in systems that look very hidden and subtle but deliver multi-purposes and multi-benefits, which are the quality these two systems share. However, because of its subtlety, these systems are being forgotten and endangered. This made me wonder how such a system can also act as a land art exhibiting its importance and bringing people’s appreciation.