research + teaching + Events

Currently, the work of the GLDL is in its beginning phases.  It is an exciting time filled with critical discussion, developing partnerships, and projective possibilities. Most recently, the GLDL was engaged through a UMN landscape architecture seminar in the spring of 2018 titled 'Resilience in Action: Great Lakes Design Labs' in which students engaged some of the critical themes of the GLDL and developed initial design ideas and proposals for the 'GLDL Experimental Forest'.  See more information on the course and some of the course work below. 

GLDL SEMINAR: Time Studies

GLDL SEMINAR: Time Studies

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WATER in FLUX WORKSHOP

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DETROIT : Third Coast Studio

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GLDL SEMINAR: Experimental Forest

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Urban Design Studio

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Resilient Community Workshops 

(supported by MN SeaGrant) 

additional PRE-GLDL great lakes research + Teaching

The collaborators of the GLDL have spent years (if not decades!) working with issues related to changing landscapes within the great lakes basin. Find some examples of this work or links to this work below.

MARSHES, MUCK, AND A MONOCULTURE STUDIO

The Ohio State University, Knowlton School, Department of Landscape Architecture, MLA2+3, Fall 2014.

Instructor: Karen Lutsky

Assistant Instructor: Brett Kordenbrock

This MLA 2/MLA 3 studio had students research and draw the conditions of the Saginaw Bay on the eastern shore of Michigan.  Saginaw Bay, a 1143 square mile Area of Concern, is the largest contiguous freshwater marsh in the country and now largely composed of a singular species Phragmites australis.  After extensive research that included large group mapping exercises, students proposed a site and strategy for a Phragmites Research Center on coastal site near Bay City.

THIRD COAST STUDIO

Carleton University , Azrieli School of Architecture + Urbanism, MArch 3rd, Spring 2018.

Instructor: Ozayr Saloojee, PhD

GLDL

 designing with change

 testing landscapes

nurturing a culture of adaptability

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