The senior landscape architecture capstone studio, Landscape as Agent: Climate Resilience (LAND 4100), instructed by ENVD Instructor Emily Greenwood, launched the spring semester with a research paper that covered a specific theme of climate change, along with a graphic collage that represented their research. The data-driven collages were used as tools to help frame discussions around climate change impacts. The research from this assignment will inform the studio’s next assignment.
Using various research resources, students could choose from the following climate change vulnerabilities to investigate to create a better understanding of the issue.
- Extreme weather events
- Climate change inequity
- Air quality and carbon emissions
- Ocean health
- Water quality and quantity
- Food security and safety
- Human Health
- Energy Sources
Referencing their new knowledge, students were tasked with creating a tabloid-sized collage using digital and/or analog tools. Using techniques such as layering, the collage could have included compelling graphics such as maps, text, photographs and sketches.