Rob Holmes: 'Prosthetic Littoral'

Saturday 28 February

10:30 - 12:30

Paradiso, Main Hall

Rob Holmes

With instruments such as turbidity curtains, slumping geotubes and confined disposal facilities, humans are radically reshaping the pedosphere, the thin skin of active soils that covers the Earth. These landscape prosthetics produce an anthropogenic counterpart to natural cycles like the rock and water cycles: the dredge cycle. Within this cyclic whirlwind of accelerated erosion and forced uplift, strange new landscapes are formed and reformed at an accelerating pace. This talk is a tour of such landscapes, the instruments that shape them, and the unexpected design opportunities that they may contain.


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