Land Management Tribes - New Species of Symbiotic Architectures for The Great Plains
Matthew Spremulli & Fei-Ling Tseng
Agriculturally converted grasslands represent a major source of food, fuel, and fibre for our civilizations. However, both the ecologies and the techniques to farm these regions are approaching critical limits incurred by productivity demands and ecosystem failures. Rethinking how grasslands are managed is unavoidable if we are to continue farming them.
The project envisions a landscape future for the American Great Plains exploring new design opportunity in coupling the extremes of farming ecologically challenged grasslands with the regional trend of hyper-automated agricultural systems. But, rather than production efficiency, the designs consider the spatial, symbiotic, and experiential potentials such technology might offer in this context.