Desert Watershed Design, Scottsdale Arizona

2019, with Sarah Fitzgerald, Hongxiang Chen, & Meghan Kanady

In a context of enduring socioeconomic injustice, a process of social and cultural negotiations are necessary to adapt to the ecological challenges of a warming planet. For the city of Scottsdale and its indigenosu reservcation it borders, this process requires a network of landscape parliaments where shared matters of concern - food, water, and culture - are discussed, negotiated, and re-imagined. Landscape parliaments are located at nodes of cultural and ecological flows to serve as gathering points for the various agents of the landscape: human and more-than-human, material and immaterial. The project evolved in three parts: 1) on site research, 2) a regional master plan, 3) a smaller scale site design.