REALMS is a landscape practice
(design, research, teaching, making).



Shifting Lubra
Complexities of Flood Disaster
A Landscape that has Never Existed
Trajectories of Practice Across Time
Agencies of the Present
Landscape is Knowledge
Fuel and the Himalayan Future
Open-ended Landscape
Belonging/Not Belonging
Emerging Hybridity & the New Vernacular
Willow and Water
Ascent
At the Meeting of Earth and Sky
Passage & Discovery
Agency of a Path
Transient Materials
Fagopyrum tataricum

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Mark

Fuel and the Himalayan Future




2019
Bajhang, Nepal
collaboration with ICIMOD

In the high valleys of Himalayan Nepal, yarstagumba is gathered during the early spring. Valleys like Raidhungi in far-west Bajhang are home to increasingly intensive resource use patterns associated with the growing population of seasonal yartagumba harversters. Fuel sources are few and far between. Harvesters rely primarily on juniper, and existing juniper stands in the valley will last only a few more years at the current pace of harvesting. More sustainable fuel sources assist in supporting the long-term viability of yartsagumba-based livelihoods and Himalayan ecosystems.




Mark