Leah Nanpei + Koko Hovaguimian – DesCours 2009 – Noctural Topi-scapes

This installation, presented for the 2009 DesCours event in New Orleans, is described in the designers words as below:

New Orleans is a city of resilience, history, and liveliness.  This installation adapts the traditional formal attributes of the city’s natural landscape and urbanism to create a new synthesis of cityscape.  Utilizing the topiary, a rigid form that is unnatural by its very nature, the installation presents an abstraction of the familiar to generate a new topology.