S.O.D. Sustainable | Organic | Degradable

S.O.D. was a temporary art installation for the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture.  The project was a team effort carried out of by OU Student ASLA Chapter.  Starting with the goal to create a pop-up garden, the team planted two thousand biodegradable cups with wheat grass.  Utilizing the university's horticulture greenhouse, the cups were filled with potting soil, seeded, watered and cultivated for 3 weeks prior to the installation.

 

On a predetermined Sunday, the team transported the plants and installed them in the gallery.  Students arriving on Monday found a verdant living gallery for their enjoyment.  The acronym S.O.D. was used to evoke a sense of instant green rolled out in the gallery.

 

After several days of the installation, the exhibit began to migrate throughout the architecture college.  New and spontaneous installations such as  a "green roof" appeared.  At the end of a week the cups were given away so that no remnant of the installation was left in gallery.  As the plants died, the cups were composted or thrown away leaving no trace of the installation.

Year: 2008

 

Size: 2000 SF

 

Budget: $400.00

 

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S.O.D. was a temporary art installation for the University of Oklahoma College of Architecture.  The project was a team effort carried out of by OU Student ASLA Chapter.  Starting with the goal to create a pop-up garden, the team planted two thousand biodegradable cups with wheat grass.  Utilizing the university's horticulture greenhouse, the cups were filled with potting soil, seeded, watered and cultivated for 3 weeks prior to the installation.

 

On a predetermined Sunday, the team transported the plants and installed them in the gallery.  Students arriving on Monday found a verdant living gallery for their enjoyment.  The acronym S.O.D. was used to evoke a sense of instant green rolled out in the gallery.

 

After several days of the installation, the exhibit began to migrate throughout the architecture college.  New and spontaneous installations such as  a "green roof" appeared.  At the end of a week the cups were given away so that no remnant of the installation was left in gallery.  As the plants died, the cups were composted or thrown away leaving no trace of the installation.

 

Year: 2008

 

Size: 2000 SF

 

Budget: $400.00