The Dredge Research Collaborative is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization which investigates human sediment handling practices, through publications, an event series, and various other projects. Our mission is to advance public knowledge about sediment management; to provide platforms for transdisciplinary conversation about sediment management; and to participate in envisioning and realizing preferred sedimentary futures.

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Sean Burkholder
(@seanburkholder) has spent the last decade dealing with projects of particular relevance to the Great Lakes region including urban vacancy, infrastructural re-purposing and dredge material management. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at the University at Buffalo.

Brian Davis (@faslanyc) is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Cornell University.  He teaches design studios as well as classes on construction technology and Latin American landscapes.  His research looks at the relationship between landscapes and instruments, with a particular geographic focus in Latin America and New York State.

Rob Holmes (@rbhlms) is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at Auburn University. His research is primarily concerned with how infrastructures constructed in support of urbanization relate to landscape change.

Justine Holzman (@justineholzman) is an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Tennessee and a research affiliate for the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab at Harvard. She researches overlapping digital and material practices of modeling and making in the production of large-scale landscapes.

Tim Maly (@doingitwrong) is a writer and design journalist whose work focuses on the near future of design, architecture, and infrastructure. He is a Fellow at Harvard’s metaLAB and a Lecturer in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. His writing has appeared in Wired, The Atlantic, Volume, and Urban Omnibus.

Brett Milligan (@freeassocdesign) is an assistant professor of landscape architecture and environmental design at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches design studios and courses in geography.  His research focuses on land-water interfaces, seeking to meld ecological and infrastructural performance with aesthetics and expanded forms of public engagement.

Gena Wirth (@genevawirth) is an associate at SCAPE Landscape Architecture in New York City. Her work focuses on climate change resilience, infrastructural landscapes for people, and the role of ecology in the urban realm.

Michael Biros
Alex Hill
Kate Lenahan
Gena Morgis
Inwa Park
Nicholas Shannon
Crystal Xing

Stephen Becker
(@stphnbckr) does real estate design and development in New York City. His work and research are focused on the complex relationships among aesthetics, performance, finance, bureaucracy, and culture in the design and construction of buildings and infrastructure.