Ledge: Public Space by Jakarta’s Ciliwung River

Friday, November 14, 2014 12:00pm
Ware Lounge, GSAPP

Ledge: Public Space by Jakarta’s Ciliwung River

Christophe Girot
Response by Janette Kim, Columbia GSAPP

Landscape architect and Founder of the Landscape Visualization and Modeling Laboratory LVML at ETH Zurich, Christophe Girot presents his complex work with the degraded landscape of the Ciliwung River in Jakarta, Indonesia. Highly polluted and prone to cataclysmic flash flooding, could the Ciliwung once again become a source of potable water, and can the nearby areas become habitable social spaces?

Girot details his team’s three-step approach to terrain analysis, “showing the entire watershed, the river corridor, and three specific sites” through remote sensing technology and open-source data to create three-dimensional models. The technological. cultural, and social implications of this project are interrogated by GSAPP faculty member Janette Kim.

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