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Against the backdrop of climate change and biodiversity loss–what many now refer to as the sixth great mass extinction–Hinterlands is designing novel landscape strategies that reimagine our urban areas to be teeming with plants, insects, and other non-human species, from cicadas to monarch caterpillars to bison.
On Tuesday, September 13, 2022, from 6pm to 7pm CDT (GMT -5), Prof. Conor O’Shea will discuss the work of Hinterlands as part of the Fall 2022 MAS Context lecture series. O’Shea will present recent projects at a range of scales, including award-winning competition entries, such as the Springdale Veterans Memorial and Cicada Code, and small-scale built work like the Storefront Pollinator Planters, made from diverse native plant mixes that support insect life on city streets.
Through a behind-the-scenes look at the Hinterlands methodology, O’Shea will detail how the evolving Hinterlands design process, which relies heavily on design experimentation, iteration, and emerging representational techniques, plays a critical role in the firm’s design work.
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