LNDSCPR broadcasts the experiments, research and ramblings of mla cadidate, michael geffel, as he investigates the generative capacity of landscape maintenance — that is, how maintenance operations mediate and construct landscape and how they may be utilized as design instruments to engage territories outside the traditional scope of landscape architecture. Research is organized around three themes: maintenance as infrastructural service, as design activism, and as ontological network, with specific interest in how maintenance is situated within the context of urban metabolism, shrinking cities, novel ecology and the anthropocene. This exploration has emerged in an attempt to bridge a past life in geography, restoration ecology and gardening with the professional model of landscape architecture and the expansiveness of the landscape medium.
To investigate the generative capacity of maintenance as a design instrument, direct 1:1 experimentation is used to understand the logistical and formal properties of maintenance tools, the material and ecological effects of maintenance operations, and the resulting spatial and experiential affects for the human.
These experiments are now cataloged at lndscpr.com