Un-Contained


Danielle VonLehe, MLA+3 ’21


SP. 20


Instructor: Aroussiak Gabrielian

This design locates a human composting process and network at the Port of Los Angeles. Through the recycling of otherwise wasted shipping containers, barrels, and crates, the human composting process results in a quantity of soil which is used to remediate toxic areas within and around the port, to create habitat above and underwater, and to claim back a portion of the port’s infrastructural hardscape for a softened, vegetal network of spontaneous vegetation. In short, how can we begin to integrate the port’s efficiency and performance aimed at increased growth into a new kind of logistical garden that fosters care, cultivation, and emotional expression where one might not easily expect to find it?


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