who we are

Office of Living Things is a landscape research and design collective that uses the tools of landscape architecture to cultivate a culture of attention to the agencies, propensities, and complexities of living things. Through a methodology that intentionally muddies our own collective practices with the assemblages we find in our projects, we translate, draw, re-tell and re-invent stories at the intersections of nature and culture. Our research, fieldwork, and design emphasize direct engagement with site and community through a practice of radical listening--being outside, flexible, mobile, and open.

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OASE JOURNAL: WE THE ROOTS AMONG YOU

Living Systems / Climatic Intelligence

Article in OASE #110 proposing a new language for the street that enables roots to create a living soil
2022


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CITATIONS - CHARTING THE ALIVE - ROMA TRE UNIVERSITY

Citations / Living Systems / Tree Architecture

A presentation at a conference of landscape architecture at Roma Tre University in which we explored what it means to draw a tree


2021
Rome, Italy

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COMPOST!

Collective Methods / World-Building

A workshop/dinner/discussion series based in Brooklyn where people get together to have a meal, make something together, and discuss ideas and projects
2018 - 2020
Brooklyn, NY

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LUS PHD SEMINAR - ETH ZURICH

Synthetic Drawing

A lecture in the PhD Seminar of the Landscape and Urban Studies Institute at ETH Zurich on methodology of synthetic drawing
2021
Zurich, CH

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COLLECTIVE METHODS - HARVARD GSD

Collective Methods

A talk in the Design Discovery program at Harvard GSD on our DAPL project and collective practices
July 2019
Cambridge, MA

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