Overlapped interrogates the cultural phenomenon of the golf course as a curated and bucolic emblem of Western landscape architectural methods and conceits. Relational landscape practices, such as cutting-edge emergent landscape systems and traditional ecological knowledge are raised as counterpoints. The site in question is the historically rich and sea-level threatened site of the Musqueam Golf & Learning Academy, which sits between two overlapping reserves: the Agricultural Land Reserve, and the Musqueam Indian Reserve.
The 78-year project seeks to harness natural and human action on site to restore habitat to restore and enhance kin-relationships con-textual to this land and its original stewards: the Musqueam. Valuing relational and aggregative land practice over predetermined product, Overlapped seeks to redress golf’s maintenance schedule using novel dredging and topdressing techniques and bend the rules of the game using novel new golf ball typologies, critically reconfiguring landscape architecture’s approach to site
riparian ecologies through play
DISSOLVING GOLF BALLS CREATE ECOLOGICAL OPPORTUNITY
living links interface with sea level rise
Marsh ecologies created through play