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Aerial photograph of dried lake bed with a dark black streak in the right side of the image and a spider-like growth of algae spreading across the streak in all directions.
Sprinkler and Capillary Crust by Tom Niu
Student Work M.Arch

Saline Dreams, Owens Lake National Monument

401 Advanced Topics Studio
2019

This project involves the ecology and aesthetics of Owens (dry) Lake, a large site in eastern California of major environmental, historical, political and infrastructural significance. (It is also the largest source of dust pollution in the U.S.) The design problem imagines arguments, in the form of visual albums, for the creation of a new national monument to this gigantic Anthropocene landscape.

Related Faculty
Jason Payne
Related topics
Media, Ecology, Infrastructure, Sustainability
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