Miguel Jimenez, Student ASLA; Sergio Lopez, Student ASLA and Samnang Thang, Student ASLA, Undergraduate, California Polytechnic State University, Pomona
Faculty Advisor: Andrew Wilcox, ASLA
Boxed + Shipped was an installation which invited the viewers to explore the concept of "in the box" thinking. The 15'x10'x8' cardboard box is symbolic of an undergraduate landscape architecture curriculum. Within the box are the various materials, concepts, and techniques that have been expressed to us as the definition of landscape architecture. Outside the box, the viewers are exposed to the many means and methods students undertake to reinterpret the curriculums ideologies.
—2011 Student Awards Jury
Boxed + Shipped is an installment conceived by thinking outside of the box or developing ideas that deviate from the more conventional forms of landscape architecture. Found within the box are elements that traditionally have come to define the discipline of landscape architecture. These techniques, methods, processes, concepts, and skills reach a specific educational end providing a framework for instructions; hence the box. Exhibited outside of the box are pieces that utilize different modes of creative expression to convey ideas that cannot be easily communicated through standard methods; Film, photography, graphic design, painting, sculpture, animation, and music inform and influence the discipline of landscape architecture in a broader sense. It is the combination of what is inside, as well as outside of the box, that begins to form a deeper understanding of what can be realized in the field of landscape architecture.
Additional Project Credits
Jonathan Austin, Student Affiliate ASLA, Alexa Pok, Student ASLA, Jason Tang & Senior Landscape Architecture Class of 2011