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This is the video record of an art installation.

In 2007, we began to openly question the concept of sustainability. At the same time we recognized we as professionals were accumulating tons of waste paper. As landscape architects the paper trail is tied to our design process: we draw on trace paper, take countless meeting notes, plot construction drawings, etc.

Conceptually So What? was not just a question of whether it is appropriate or possible to operate as a paperless design office – we still struggle with the concept – but also an investigation of where all of our waste paper eventually ends up.

The installation took place in April 2007 at the Museum of Design Art and Architecture in Culver City. The video, produced to communicate our ideas to the general public, received a 2008 Honor Award in Communications from the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

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