This Monday all members in the Studio V met Donna F. Jacobs who wrote the book West Ashley (Images of America). We talked to her because this semester our site is in West Ashley and she knows much about that. Firstly, she showed us a short video about different parts of West Ashley and how West Ashley came from. Then, she opened the map to show us what West Ashley looked like in the history. Thirdly, we talked about some important neighborhood near the site right now and the key role of Magnolia Road. Finally, she suggested us to use some kind of recycled or used materials in order to reduce the pollution and save energy.
On Sep. 3rd, we are busy preparing our presentation on Wednesday afternoon. We divided up to separately introduce our project, like the history of the site area, the research we did, the precedents we found and the pre-design of the community garden.
Hope we will do a good presentation tomorrow.