Krista Davis filmed various of the daily activities during Drylab 2023. She edited this into a short video that you can see above. The video premiered during a special session at a conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (https://www.iasc2017.org/), at Utrecht University in The Netherlands on July 12, 2017.
From May 13 through June 10, eight Arizona State University students, pursuing a mixture of art and sustainability degrees, enacted a very near future in a remote location in the Mojave Desert. We were hosted at the Dryland Lab of the MATZA project of Séverin Guelpa (see https://matza.net). During our project the
ONE MONTH PASSED, REFLECTIONS Its been one month at Drylab. It feels like we’ve always been here- born in the desert to hot days, little water and this weird little family we’ve created. Only soon this will be as much a memory as the days before water privatization,
He Came To Drain the Swamp but instead, He Drained the Aquifers They Tried to Warn Us Some of you have been wondering how exactly we got to this point – exiled within this country with no legal access to potable water. Some part of
A Day in the Colorado River Two nights ago, as we sat down to have dinner, we heard two men outside of our compound grunting as they pushed their car. We approached cautiously and asked them if they needed assistance. As always, we must be wary of outsiders and
Water Is Life Water Ruined by DAPL Photo Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mississippi_River#/media/File:Mississippiriver-new-01.png Today is the sixth anniversary of when Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Accord sealing the fate of living in our current world of climate change, catastrophe, and covfefe. We should have seen it
This Morning We Rose to Find a Strange Sky. This morning we rose to find a strange sky. It was dimmer than usual and the light reflected off of the mountain side appeared in hues of blue. Ominous clouds overhead. One by one we gather to the porch,
Earthship Construction with Alternative Soil-Building Methods Today we started making the earthship side of the outhouse. We filled as many bottles as we could with plastic bags and sand from the ground. This actually took the longest and required help from the whole