B. Cannon Ivers
Mary Catherine Miller
Distinct in its sensory qualities, the beauty and singularity of the landscapes that comprise the Cape Cod peninsula have historically supported the region through tourism as well as through geographically specific industries, such as fishing and cranberry farming. The iconography of these regional landscapes, namely its salt marshes, pitch pine and oak forests, and dunes and sandy beaches, have long been documented in paintings, postcards, and more recently, analog and digital photography.
The Wanderers Project deconstructs ideas specific to this vernacular identity of Cape Cod to propose new ecologies, promote novel forms of peripatetic occupation, and bolster nascent economies in an effort to ensure the resilience of these landscapes. We propose that the protected, yet artificial, dunes are inhabited through structures that are left to drift with the migration of the dunes and the shifting landscape.
About The Designer
B. Cannon Ivers is a landscape architect with professional experience, comprised of concept design and implementation of public realm and parks in numerous countries around the world. His professional experience ranges from complex urban design studies such as London's Parliament Square and the Battersea Power Station, to sensitive and sacred places such as Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan, NY. He is currently enrolled at the Harvard GSD, pursuing an M.L.A.
Mary Catherine Miller is an M.L.A. candidate at the Harvard GSD. A designer and maker, her current research stems from a grant awarded to her and Joseph Watson in the spring of 2015. The Penny White Project Fund helped to support their travels in the American West as they explored the interface between humans and wilderness. Wild interfaces is an ongoing joint project between the two. As an architectural designer, Mary practiced at RaM.L.A. Benaissa Architects in Philadelphia. She holds a B.Arch from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design where she graduated magna cum laude. Some of her recent work at the GSD, alongside studio partners Cannon Ivers and Devin Dobrowolski will be featured in WLA’s magazine in June 2015.
Devin Dobrowolski is a third-year student in the M.L.A. I program with a background in fine arts and film.