The girls at domestic construction, Trish Andersen (B.F.A., fibers, 2005) and Maureen Walsh (B.F.A., fibers, 2005) to be exact, are embarking on a new journey to save a plot of undeveloped land in the industrial section of Greenpoint in Brooklyn, New York. domestic construction is a multi-disciplinary design studio focused on redefining the ordinary. When Andersen and Walsh relocated their studio in May, they fell in love with the lot next door and started dreaming about the possibilities an all-too-rare green space provided.
Visualizing an inspiring experiential community garden focused on sustainability, food production, urban living and art, upon learning plans were underway to turn the land into a parking lot, the girls knew they had to take action to save the lot. They committed to making their dreams a reality by signing a lease and the design.plot concept was born. design.plot will become an oasis that inspires creativity and dashes the line between art and nature. Upon the completion of initial structural elements such as a lounging hill, a mini-forest, sculptural geodesic greenhouses, planting beds, a bird house village and vertical garden structures, the space will be open to the community for farming workshops, film screenings, art exhibitions and more. The girls can’t do it all on their own, though, so they’ve created a Kickstarter project to give you a chance to participate in this unique adventure. For further insight into the project, read the Anthologymag.com article.