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Andean Historical Intervention

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Design Study and Proposal

Harvest Air's Water in Arid Places

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Imagined result: helped culture remain urban and keep existing; culturally integrated in rituals; celebrating Ayapec and Fog Catchers

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Email to a Friend July 9, 2009--When dense fog sweeps in from the Pacific Ocean, special nets on a hillside near SHARE Lima, Peru, catch the moisture and provide Digg precious water to an area that gets very little StumbleUpon rainfall--about half an inch (1.5 centimeters) a year. Reddit The nets stand perpendicular to the prevailing wind, which blows fog into the coarse, woven plastic mesh. From there, drops of fog-water fall into gutters that carry the water to collection tanks.

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--happening today in Lima Since 2006 the nets--built by German conservationists Kai Tiedemann and Anne Lummerich--have helped provide the village of Bellavista, 10 miles (16 kilometers) south of Lima, with hundreds of gallons of water each day during the foggy winter months of June to November.

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Text: Fog Catchers Bring Water to Parched Villages

--no rain; 90% humidity; several months of fog —Photograph by Anne Lummerich

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-- single net 150 gal/day -- triple net; yields 600 gal/day

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Andean Historical Intervention

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Peru

Hyper-Arid Desert, W of Andeans, Peru 2000 years ago

North Coast of

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Arid

Desert

Huaca De Sol and Luna Ancient Moche Empire


Andean Historical Intervention

earl schrader

Very Advanced Culture powerful people; culturally advance as the Greeks mountain-sized cities

hidden

hyper

pottery

Irrigation

skeletons of ritual fighting to death in rain saturated land thousands of inhabitants thrived in a most hostile environment

unknown

still used

arid

desert

farming

elaborate mud brick aqueducts irragation systems; 10s of Kms; Mystery: Suddenly abonadoned ~650 AD (CE) after hundreds of years thriving in city of 10,000

recently discovered ritual burial

massive urban

Religious

metallurgy

ceremonial

ornamentation

Historical Intervention in the Andean Region  

A design research assignment. Find a 'site' (deifne very broadly) in the urban history or the Andean region (use maps, paintings, photograph...