Gil Lopez is a landscape designer from Mississippi who worked in resort and theme park design in Orlando before moving to New York. Since relocating he has installed greenroofs, planted apple orchards at public schools, and written about urban and food issues, and was a project manager for Million Trees NYC. He teaches a Greenroof and Living Walls course at CUNY City Tech and has established an impressive guerrilla garden in Queens. He is currently launching a worker cooperative, Nourishing Cities, which offers landscape services focusing on permaculture principles, edible, productive landscapes, bioremediation and other forms of green infrastructure in the city.
The research and design collaborative spurse formed an ongoing and imaginative presence at the BMW Guggenheim Lab New York. We asked frequent spurse participant Gil Lopez to take a look back at highlights of the collaborative’s many sessions. More