Could Humans & Plants Co-Create the Post-Industrial Cities of the Future?

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Originally published on Metropolismag.com

“Geomerce” proposes a future where plants naturally de-contaminate and reconfigure our post-industrial town- and landscapes.

At its most basic level, Geomerce–an installation of potted plants, pretty graphs, and elegant hydroponic tank stands–is a mining operation. The plants, you see, are extracting metals from the solutions in which they sit, metals which can then be extracted from their leaves for human use. On a grander scale, however, Geomerce is a remarkable design-cum-biology experiment. It proposes a future scenario in which contaminated lands, those left by mines or factories, are re-populated with plants that have evolved to naturally extract these metals— thus allowing nature to take its course and reconfigure our post-industrial town- and landscapes…

http://www.metropolismag.com/design/could-humans-plants-co-create-post-industrial-cities-future/

 

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