Ashley Scott Kelly

Openspace & master plans

LeKinkeliba Foundation Senegal
Bamboo Growth Economy (2009)

Due to high seasonal climate variation and its influence on regional worker patterns, the project aims to stem rural-urban migration and the exodus of Senegalese youth to Europe through the teaching of dry-season agro-forestry techniques and economies. The growth of bamboo clumps within the colony, as well as the landscape of production and harvesting is adapted to passively provide shade and wind-break to buildings and people. Basic necessities of water, shade and shelter organize the colony into clusters not dissimilar from the traditional African village, while redefining its aesthetic character based on the means of felling, curing and drying of this native African species of bamboo.

Exhibited: Shown via studioplex.org at the 2010 Venice Biennale

Published: Selected for Harvard's StudioWorks 2010

Regional village settlement pattern and proximity
Regional village settlement pattern and proximity
Coordinating seasonal shading, growth and felling cycles, harvesting, weather patterns, and regional migration
Coordinating seasonal shading, growth and felling cycles, harvesting, weather patterns, and regional migration