Julie Bargmann, D.I.R.T. Studio | WORKING TRACES | Spring Lecture Series

April 2, 2013, 6:30–7:30 pm

UC Berkeley | College of Environmental Design | 112 Wurster Hall

Info: Daniel Prostak at djp@berkeley.edu

UC Berkeley's GROUND UP journal and the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning proudly present Julie Bargmann in two upcoming events at the College of Environmental Design, to which CCA students are cordially invited to attend.

Evidence of multiple-site histories lurks beneath urban expanses of weeds and asphalt. To reframe vacant land as full becomes the primary act of design, unearthing the embodied energy of men, women, and children who once labored there. To work with these traces inspires the next generation of a renewed landscape of ecological and cultural production.

GRIT: Creative Resolve in Design is the theme of the second edition of UC Berkeley’s student journal GROUND UP.

Door survey: Help define the best acronym for G.R.I.T. (Winner will be announced at the Berkeley Thunderdome the following day.)

About Julie Bargmann

Julie Bargmann is internationally recognized as an innovative designer in building regenerative landscapes and with interdisciplinary design education and associate professor the the University of Virginia, where she teaches graduate design studios and seminars.

Her ongoing design research project D.I.R.T. (Design Investigations Reclaiming Terrain) continues to excavate the creative potential of degraded landscapes. Project D.I.R.T explores past and present industrial operations and urban processes in relationship to ecological systems, cultural constructs, and emerging technologies.

From closed quarries to abandoned coal mines, fallow factories and urban rail-yards, Bargmann joins teams of architects, artists, engineers, historians, and scientists to imagine the next evolution of these working landscapes.