Author Archives: jim gerlach

About jim gerlach

A seasoned landscape architect living and working on beautiful Vashon Island.

infrastructure

Over the last few years there has been a significant increase in general interest as well as critical discourse within architectural circles about infrastructure.  Although some of it may be a kind of austerity or pragmatism during a flagging economic … Continue reading

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Elwha update

A quick update on the Elwha River restoration and dam removal from the Seattle Times. Amazingly different than the pre-construction images from my post over a year ago.    Upcoming is a meeting where you can learn firsthand about the status … Continue reading

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Manifestos

Attended the Arcade Magazine launch party last night. Very hip high ceiling, loungey work space where the music was bumping and I realized how hard it is for me to network in a room of people who are acquaintances at … Continue reading

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wildness

I’m about half way through reading “Rambunctious Garden, Saving Nature in a Post Wild World” by Emma Marris and think the work of Justin James Reed may be the perfect visual accompaniment, especially his recent project “The Real Unknown“.  I’ve … Continue reading

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record

This soundscape by Marcus Fisher is from a fantastic project called “Instagr/am/bient” where 25 musicians composed short tracks inspired by instagram photos that were taken by each other.  Interesting to see how the visual and musical aesthetics intersect. Well worth … Continue reading

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duck or decorated shed?

I’ve had the chance to do a little traveling to some cities on the west coast over the last month. I was planning on checking out the “Bloom” installation at “Materials and Applications”  while in Los Angeles but never made … Continue reading

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river of time

I never got around to posting from the Art + Environment conference at the Nevada Museum of Art in October, maybe because it was an overload of amazing people and ideas, or maybe I just got behind on making cider, … Continue reading

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