This Little Lake is a film that explores alternative methods of site analysis and community design. The project questions how a landscape practice can move away from being observer, and towards being an active participant of the life of a place.
Trout Lake in East Vancouver is a place where people feel comfort-able engaging with the landscape – they live, celebrate, and create art here, altering the physical landscape to suit their needs. In response to this, physical interventions were performed in an effort to continue and encourage the human-landscape interaction that already occurs here.
Willow, wood, stone, and planting were selected as the materials for the project, and filmmaking was added as the fifth intervention.These materials were selected for their potential to engage curiosity and encourage others to continue spatially designing. The goals of the project have been physically achieved; the interventions remain at the park, shifting form as the community continues to interact and make new additions as they see fit, resulting in an ongoing design process.
Watch This Little Lake: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DhClghL6bE