Dodd MFA candidate Zachary Harris, along with College of Environment and Design student Kiley Aguar, submitted one of two winning proposals to Watershed UGA’s Daylighting the Watershed design competition. Watershed UGA—an interdisciplinary initiative on campus that aims to create a culture of sustainability focused on campus waterways—awarded prizes of $1,000 each to two teams of UGA students—two different campus watershed locations— for their winning design ideas that helped raising awareness of water issues and motivate people to care about them. ‘Daylighting’ refers to the process of physically revealing streams that were previously covered. Watershed UGA's design competition extended the concept of daylighting to include art, signage, installations and other creative works that bring awareness to hidden streams and their complex relationships to social, historical, economic and environmental conditions.
Harris, a graduate student focusing his work in the sculpture area, and Aguar submitted their proposal, Perspectival Narration of Ecological Entrainment, for the Lilly Branch watershed, an area adjacent to the main School of Art building on east campus. Their design envisions a park that contributes to watershed restoration while reflecting natural forms and relationships.