Terrestrial Practice

Terrestrial Practice (LNDSCPR) broadcasts the experimental design research of landscape architect, michael geffel, as he investigates the generative capacity of landscape maintenance — that is, how maintenance operations mediate and construct landscape and how they may be utilized as design instruments to engage territories outside the traditional scope of landscape architecture.

Research is organized around three themes: maintenance as infrastructural service, as design activism, and as novel ecology, with specific interest in how maintenance is situated within the context of urban metabolism, shrinking cities, and the anthropocene. This exploration has emerged in an attempt to bridge a past life in geography, restoration ecology and gardening with the professional model of landscape architecture and the expansiveness of the landscape medium.

Michael is currently a Visiting Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Oregon College of Design.
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