Glitching Waterman

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Wing Yin Wong (designer)
Annie Purcell (designer)
Olivia Minnie (designer)
Forbes Lipschitz (studio professor)
Autumn 2021
Waterman’s presence in Columbus makes it the working bridge between agricultural theory and practice. Born out of the land grant model that founded the university, the facility has three main objectives: outreach, research, and education. These make for an exciting and dynamic site, but can also create tensions which lead to spatial fragmentation. We were inspired to create a “glitching” pattern for the site that made use of these fragments while working to create connection between the various spaces. We primarily encounter glitches in digital media. As a film or video glitches, faces, buildings, and landscapes are deformed and superimposed. This sudden shift interrupts the viewer’s experience and calls attention to the present moment. We employ this technique on the site, applying it along the primary spatial axis, altering the scale and form of waterways, terrain, plant communities, and sculptures.
Landscape Architecture