Julie Bargmann discusses her work and offers suggestions about how to approach soil remediation and toxic waste sites. She discusses a project in Chicago on the site of a former steel yard and says, “Don’t hide the contaminated facts,” and recommends “Try to do what’s right for the site” when it comes to soil remediation. She cites Mel Chen’s Revival Field, and the Duisburg-Nord Landscape Park in Germany by Peter Latz as excellent models of land reclamation and reuse. Bargmann details several aspects of the High Line project in New York and the idea of “urban wilderness.” She talks about being part of the TerraGRAM group on the project.
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Peter Cook begins by discussing his fascination with apparent randomness, and how it is achieved through an alternative sense of order. He stresses the importance of inspiration from non-architectural objects, such as music and landscape, and in his own work, and how this translates into an ordered architectural communication through drawing. Topics include Archigram, his Shadow House, Veg Village, Plug-In City, residential projects in Berlin and Moscow, his own residence, and the research project Super Houston.