THE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURAL DEBRIS FIELD OF BRIAN DAVIS.

[Sao Paulo, seen from the top of the Ministry of Urbanism (SP Urbanismo)]

On September 8 I had the opportunity to deliver one of the keynote addresses to the 4th Congresso Internacional de Arquitectura Paisajistica, put on by the Associacao Brasileira de Arquitetos Paisajistas in Sao Paulo. The subject of the talk was repositioning flooding infrastructure in Sao Paulo as part of a long lineage of fluvial cultural landscapes in the region, and reconstructing it as a civic infrastructure, giving form to the city (not a mere solution to emergency flood control).