AWARDED: Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency

The goal of the residency is to explore, discuss, contemplate, develop andpropose tangible ways to make artificial, surrogate trees for urban environments where real trees are limited or lacking. The intent is to develop a resilient infrastructure that is
cost-effective, zero-energy, easy to maintain, and highly performative. In addition shading, cooling, and filtering the air below, the new structures can propose places for activity, community and identity. The infrastructure can be a new canvas for artists and expression; it can house performances or spawn new types of performances; and, it can even be made into an instrument to make music. These new urban pockets can embody the merging of art with science, and serve the community on multiple levels.