12 DESIGNERS, 12 VISIONS presents the culmination of an intense research-based design project for this eclectic group of students. In this studio, the students of the GSD have embraced and maximized the latent potential of the South Branch with inventive and resourceful urban proposals in which existing vacancies are transformed into fresh, vibrant urban conditions. Highlighting each individual's visionary plan for the South Branch of the Chicago River, this film captures the students' carefully-crafted presentations as well as the insightful comments of the guests invited to the final critique.
Illustrating both the energy and power found in the academic design studio, 12 DESIGNERS, 12 VISIONS demonstrates why it is essential to document, distribute, and preserve the inspiring ideas that are generated through the imaginative realism inherent to the design education. Provocative ideas spark meaningful conversation, and this short film encourages the scholarly discourse to continue well beyond the final critique.
Piet Oudolf is a renowned landscape architect whose designs can be found all over the world. Oudolf's distinctive style has been described as: a thoughtful evocation of nature that emphasises the form, texture and natural harmony of plants and the result of decades of observation and work with plants, especially perennials.
Piet Oudolf works with the world's leading architects to design parks and public spaces. One of Oudolf's most famous designs is the High Line in New York City, a prestigious project in which an old industrial railway was transformed into a city park.
Commissioning editor Submarine: Geert van de Wetering
Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen
Research: Liselot Francken
Director: Tomas Kaan
Camera: Diderik Evers
Sound: Eric Leek
Editor/Colour Correction: Maurik de Ridder
Music/Sound Design: Big Orange
Produced by Submarine, Femke Wolting & Bruno Felix
Commissioned by DutchDFA
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Biomatrix Water is a cutting edge ecological design firm working on water restoration projects around the World. This video features Galen Fulford of BW on site in Manila, Philippines. The floating active island reactors are cleaning the polluted canal. Video produced by Kapit Bisig Para Sa Ilog Pasig (KBPIP) Manila.