Published on May 22, 2015
This project focuses on the flow of water and people from the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, to the Grand River at multiple scales. The Grand River was once the life source for early settlers and was fed by a myriad of rivulets that have since been buried or rerouted as a consequence of urban development. Resurfacing Flow thinks about resurrecting these rivulets as vessels for public space, pedestrian circulation, animal habitation, and runoff water mitigation as means by which to reconnect the city and the river. The graphic novel format was selected to present the design proposal through the perspective of the nonhuman [Fish], and the human [Mr. Raider].