Credits | Contacts | Sponsors

Gutter to Gulf aims to develop resilient, comprehensive, synthetic water management strategies for New Orleans and to provide clear, accessible information to diverse audiences. The initiative is designed to extend and support efforts by grassroots organizations. It has been organized to address water management questions across the disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. It is intended to ground design proposals at scales of the block, the neighborhood, the district, the city, the region, and the Internet in a clear understanding of the challenges facing southern Louisiana.

Led by design school faculty members who have been working in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina, the project is a collaboration among students and teachers at the University of Toronto and Washington University in Saint Louis. This academic labor pool means that ideas without conventional clients can be proposed, studied, tested, and brought to public attention. In return, the city’s circumstances provide vivid dilemmas worthy of careful investigation.

Gutter to Gulf uses documentary work and comprehensive research to set an agenda for design. Its research and design projects address the transformation of infrastructure in twenty-first century New Orleans and begin to define a new vocabulary for urban water infrastructure. Our academic labor pool means that ideas without conventional clients can be proposed, studied, tested, and brought to public attention. In return, the city’s circumstances provide vivid dilemmas worthy of careful investigation.

Credits

Click here for a full list of participants in Gutter to Gulf from 2009-2011.

Contacts

Derek Hoeferlin: hoeferlin [at] samfox.wustl.edu
Washington University in St. Louis

Elise Shelley: elise.shelley [at] daniels.utoronto.ca
University of Toronto

Jane Wolff: jane.wolff [at] daniels.utoronto.ca
University of Toronto

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Sponsors

2009

Ontario Association of Landscape Architects



Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington DC




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