MACHINE ECOLOGIES


SARAH KLYM
M.ARCH


This thesis explores the relationship between productive landscapes and the machines that shape them.

Built to draw resources from gridded peripheries, machines of industry have reshaped the rural north. In tailoring the landscape to the machine, these territories have come to be misunderstood as physically and temporally disjointed sites of extraction. In reality these places are critical future thresholds for ecosystems in flux, now more than ever in need of succession and connectivity.

This project engages the plurality of architectural thinking to propose an ecology of machines that celebrates complexity in the way we divide and cultivate agricultural landscapes in northern British Columbia.

committee:
chad manley
adam rysanek
thena tak [chair]