Trenton, urban decline, ecology, remediation
Architecture | Environmental Design
"World Takes is a study of the decline of the small American city of Trenton, New Jersey. Urban formations that were generated by industry and the infrastructural necessities of density are currently being redefined by the dissipation of these forces. The new forces that are shaping the environment are enabled by absence and dereliction. A transgressive ecology is seeking a natural equilibrium within the augmented environment. World Takes is an architectural intervention that attempts to mediate and promote this ecological equilibrium within the post-industrial urban environment."
Schragger, David A., "World Takes: Design for Decline - A Remediation Ecology" (2009). Thesis Prep. Paper 36.