Module 4: Show!
In this Final 6-week long module, each student will expand on the significant set of ideas, systems, and objectives that emerge from our previous research and analysis in Module’s 1-3 by individually developing a unique, highly-resolved, land-based, GND-inspired, sustainable enterprise for the 120-acre property. Our work is intended to be conceptually cohesive; rigorously researched; comprehensively resolved at a variety of key scales; and should integrate sustainable and symbiotic systems, temporal planning and speculation, and innovative future facing strategies.Start
Site Specific | Enterprises should be grounded-in site and context conditions, and responsive to the issues and opportunities developed during M2: Where? research.
Land-Based | To be considered land-based, enterprises must engage the land through use and operation. While there are many buildings (interior) minded enterprises that could passively occupy the site, propositions must be landscape-architectural in nature and based on land-engagement (extraction, harvesting, recreation, occupation, etc.)
GND SHOW ME Opportunity Mappings
Social Equity & Economic Sustainability
Studio SHOW ME Opportunity Mappings
A Regenerative Agriculture for Missouri, A Better-Connected Missouri, An Ecologically Resilient Missouri, An Energy Renewable Missouri, A More Equitable Missouri, An Economically Sustainable Missouri, An Aware Culture of Innovation in Missouri
Innovative | Be BOLD, passionate, provokative and forward-thinking! This studio is not looking for you to reproduce unsustainable and antiquated models of site design, ecological restoration, land-development, and land-based economies but is looking for new, exciting, and innovative solutions. Be passionate, look to your case studies for inspiration, and strive for innovation through design.
Sustainable | Closed-loop systems (internal and external to site), Regenerative strategies (not only maintaining a status quo, but target regeneration where possible); Multi-functional developments; Multi-beneficiaries’ priorities; Self-sustaining; Resilient (ecologically/ economically)
Enterprise | Illustrate a believable, economically self-sustaining, profitable venture (even if imagined operating entity is an alternative business form such as social-enterprise, cooperative, non-profit, B-Corporation). Self-Sustaining here means without a dependence on donation and grant driven models from private donors, educational-institutions and governments. Educational institutions, government bodies and individuals may contribute to your enterprise as paying clients, but this must be in exchange for a value or service your enterprise is providing.