3.010 Process

Migrating Matter

Clay is an integral part of soil composition - alongside its other constituent parts of sand, silt, and organic material. London rests on ancient seabed clay, deposited 56-34 million years ago through glacial movements during the Eocene epoch.

If the built environment creates continual networks of material migration of earth and stone - the importation and exportation of building materials - how can we intervene to divert excavated matter back to site as usable material? This exploration outlines our initial investigations into developing a scalable process of harvesting clay out of site excavated soil.

The River Brent

Brent Park's soil sample collection

Separation of sand, silt, and clay in water

Filtering clay out of water