alexandra regan toland

research narratives in artistic ecology

Author Archives: artoland

Dust Blooms

  Ecosystems services are defined by the Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity Initiative (TEEB, 2016) as the provisional, regulative, cultural, and supporting services provided by nature for the benefit of … Continue reading

June 28, 2016

Feather and Measure

When you observe a bird, it has certainly for a long time already been observing you. (Ornithologist’s wisdom) Observing birds has been a deeply human occupation since humans evolved on earth. … Continue reading

September 5, 2015

Mapping the Urban Grind Mill

The city is a bit of a grind mill. The stony surfaces of buildings, sidewalks and infrastructure are subject to the same forces of weathering as mountains and seashores. In … Continue reading

May 4, 2015

Connect the Plots

Connect the Plots was carried out as a creative exercise with environmental engineering students from the Institute for Ecology, Berlin University of Technology during a field excursion. Three different sites were … Continue reading

September 6, 2013

Foodscape Mapping

What can we learn about our immediate environment from studying the food that is advertised, bought, sold, found or discarded? Traces of food reveal clues to social, economic and cultural … Continue reading

July 26, 2012

Wishgarden – Flooded Treasure

The love affair between the city and its watershed is an eternal relationship of loss and gain. Days before I began the short residency at the MOTA Museum of Transitory … Continue reading

September 19, 2010

Rubble Mapping

A unique aspect of German soil protection policy is the protection of soil on account of its archival function. After World War II over 75 million cubic meters of rubble … Continue reading

September 10, 2010