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Weaam Alabdullah
Rachel Bedet
Alexander Cassini

Firegrounds

Responding to the growing risk of wildfires triggered by increases in global temperature and anticipating the decommissioning of Joint Base Cape Cod by the US military, this project proposes a fire management regime to reclaim public lands. Fire is rebranded and used to create a cultural fire spectacle, renew Cape Cod’s fire-adapted ecologies, and reduce fire risk for local residents. We offer a temporal and physical methodology, which can be applied to fire-prone environments on a regional scale—the Northeast—with allowances for local vegetation, across the United States.

This model shows the effect of fire severity over time on the depth of the burn in the soil.