The Pitzer Multi-Species Commons is the outcome of a year and a half collaboration between Pitzer Students and the ecological design collective SPURSE (2013 - 2015). This was initiated by the Art + Environment Working Group and supported by a Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant.
The primary design work was done as part of the class ART180PZ: Design Ecology and the Commons: Co-composing our Urban Environments which SPURSE taught in the spring of 2014. The students who participated were:
This was done in close consultation, great insight, and remarkable support of:
Others off campus provided support:
We have to thank the Art + Environment Working Group for their vision in beginning this process and supporting it at every step of the way.
All that is newly born into the world requires an alchemical mix of careful stewardship, diligent labor and just a bit of risk -- Tim Berg personifies these qualities and his generosity, patience and advocacy inspired us to reach beyond our limits. None of this would have been possible without his vision, stewardship and hard work. Thank you Tim.
The physical parts of the project were built with a remarkable team of volunteers: