April 2+3: GROUND UP Journal + LAEP Present Julie Bargmann, D.I.R.T. Studio

GROUND UP Journal + the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning proudly present:

JULIE BARGMANN, D.I.R.T. Studio | WORKING TRACES | Spring Lecture Series
Tuesday, 04/02/13 6:30pm – 8:30pm, 112 Wurster Hall

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.


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 railyards, Bargmann joins teams of architects, artists, engineers, historians and scientists to imagine the next evolution of these working landscapes.
GRIT: Creative Resolve in Design is the theme of UC Berkeley’s GROUND UP Journal’s 2nd edition.
DOOR SURVEY: Help define the best acronym for G.R.I.T. Winner will be announced at the Berkeley Thunderdome the following day


 Berkeley Thunderdome

Welcome to the Berkeley Thunderdome

Wednesday, 04/03/13 12:00pm – 2:00pm, Gallery 121 Wurster Hall
Round One of the CED’s premier debate series, featuring Julie Bargmann and Walter Hood
and moderated by Kristina Hill.

ground up journal berkeley landscape architecture


IS the student journal of the Department of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning at University of California at Berkeley.

IS an annual print and web publication intended to stimulate thought, discussion, visual exploration and substantive speculation about emerging landscape issues affecting contemporary praxis.

IS an examination of a critical theme arising from the tension between contemporary landscape architecture, ecology and pressing cultural issues.

IS intended as a discursive platform to explore concepts grounded in local issues with global relevance.

WILL be guided by the interests of our readers and collaborators. We operate on an open call with invited entries from academics, practitioners, students, designers, scientists, and activists.

Take part!

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