Mariel Collard

Landscape and architecture
design | research | teaching

Paisaje y arquitectura
diseño | investigación | enseñanza



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Malecón Minatitlán
Casa Encino
The Bali Studio2
Landscape Studies: Food
The Bali Studio 1
Hispanic/Latino Non-resident Alien
Trading on Terroir
Avocado Toast: A Natural History
For Holly
The Valley: A Journey
Umbral
Feria de las Culturas Amigas
Casa Mazatlán


Mariel Collard

Landscape and architecture
design, research, pedagogy.

Paisaje y arquitectura
diseño, investigación, enseñanza.


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For Holly

In collaboration with Inés Benítez and Nicolás Delgado.

This project* is about the complexities behind research on the field and the development of its corresponding methodologies.
We approached and worked with one particular Ilex opaca at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum, to communicate the value of simultaneous investigation and recording. We payed attention to what could be perceived and understood on the field beforeresorting to cameras, microscopes or digital model spaces.
The boxes are the documents that evidence our process: a non-linear path where experiences, ideas, questions, methods and answers emerge seemingly out of order; concurrently through a process of back and forth. Rather than organize the documents as one would in an archive, they are here more so arranged like one would a journal. The aim has been to collect our work in such a way that it allows us to constantly question the way we truly arrived to conclusions; not chronologically; not through the application of standardized procedures independent of the questions, where each new step implies blindly committing to its antecedent ones. The book brings our work into the field of knowledge exchange in a format that translates the richness of process; it represents relevant references, encounters and exercises in their actual scale: 1:1.

*Developed in the seminar “Field Methods and Living Collections” led by Rosetta S. Elkin (Harvard Graduate School of Design) and William “Ned” Friedman (Harvard Arnold Arboretum).

2018 | Research