A great new book by Kate Orff and Scape features a new essay of mine called "Public Sediment". The essay draws on my work with colleagues in the Dredge Research Collaborative, as well as my study of American landscapes to examine some of the really exciting and innovative stuff Scape proposed in their Living Breakwaters project as part of the Rebuild by Design competition. The chance to learn more about their work in writing the piece was a thrill and a masters class in landscape as ecological and civic infrastructure. The stuff Scape does is the scale and ambition at which landscape architecture needs to be working.
The book is styled as part monograph, part manifesto, and part manual. It includes a few essays by great landscape writers and a bunch of different interviews and project synopses. It's an engaging read, and meant to be acted upon. Orff and the Scape team are an inspiring bunch.