gardenblock corten steel pavilion 8' x 8' x 8' design concept for UNT Community Garden
Sustainability innately addresses environmental affairs, but an equally important component of sustainability is culture. A major part of which is realized through the arts, which supports the idea that art and creativity are vital elements of sustainable practice. This proposal addresses the need for a student created visual artwork that promotes and facilitates interdisciplinary and creative sustainability on campus.
“gardenblock” is a site-specific sculpture and pavilion designed for the UNT Community Garden. This work is intended to be an icon for sustainability on campus by providing a shelter and gathering place for students to form connections. The artwork also gives the Community Garden added visibility on campus by serving as a protector of the garden space. This work allows visual art to become a catalyst for forming connections that are centered around a the UNT Sustainable Initiatives.