This project investigates the potential for humans to act as vectors of seed dispersal within the urban landscape. Challenging traditional forms of conservation in urban environments, this project takes a proactive approach to environmental design – retaining and facilitating the creation of hybrid ecological assemblages that increase resilience in a time of unprecedented environmental change. Utilising primarily the body and wind, this multi-scaled approach forms an extended network of dispersal across broad spatial and temporal scales to rebuild and reinforce urban ecosystems into the future.
‘Anthropocory’ is the dispersal of seeds, spores and fruit by humans, and is typically a neglected aspect of seed dispersal and the distribution and redistribution of vegetational communities. This project draws attention to its relevance in urban settings as across sites undergoing constant anthropogenic environmental change. This work highlights the role of the landscape architect in forming new concepts of nature and culture, and explores how this relationship can be productive in the restoration and growth of biodiversity in Sydney. Rather than acting as agents of environmental destruction and degradation, here humans are redeployed as agents of restoration and the literal carriers of environmental solutions.