Catalytic Polycultures: Floating Fields and Quabbin Fishery
Chapter in an edited book (author)


摘要The benefits of polyculture are not just ecological. Polyculture practices showcase how designed mutualism can sponsor unexpected economies and change cultural behaviors. The following projects build on the polyculture discussion presented by the examples of SEAS and Growing Power and explore the agency of polycultures that operate at multiple scales. Floating Fields, an exhibition landscape in Shenzhen, China, by Thomas Chung, adapted a derelict factory courtyard into a fish and vegetable polyculture, enlivened with public harvest and tasting events. A second project, Quabbin Fishery by Michael Ezban, brings polyculture to Boston’s water supply infrastructure.

Floating Fields was a temporary productive landscape in Shenzhen, China, designed by Thomas Chung—Associate Professor at the School of Architecture at the Chinese University of Hong Kong—for the Shenzhen Hong Kong Urbanism/Architecture Bi-city Biennale of 2016 (UABB).40 This landscape linked to the historical aquaculture ecologies of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) in Guangdong province, China, and illustrated how the creative deployment of polyculture might inform alternative food production and recreation at derelict properties and buildings in the rapidly urbanizing PRD.
著者Thomas Chung
編輯Michael Ezban
書名Aquaculture Landscapes: Fish Farms and the Public Realm
出版社Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group
出版地New York
頁次26 - 34
關鍵詞Urban agriculture, polyculture, Aquaculture Landscapes, Dike-Pond System, closed-loop designer ecology

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