"Detoxing the Machine: Bronx Transfer Station"

Sarah Watts
New York, New York
Librarium-nominated project
Fall 2016

This proposal for the Bronx Metropolitan Transfer Station hopes to inspire an awareness of the environmental and psychological toxins humans dwell in, including but not limited to chemical alterations and exposure, contaminations, depression, emotional trauma and self-doubt. On an 80 x 100 foot site, the project houses and uses the process of phytomediation – a natural process of absorbing toxic metals from contaminated soil into the leaves of a hyperaccumulator plant – to achieve its goals.