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Terragrams is a podcast series providing a wide portal into the world of landscape architecture by the professionals who shape it. Running from 2006 to 2012, the podcast dispatched over 30 interviews. It is now being re-edited and re-broadcast. Learn more about Terragrams.

Dispatch 1: Julie Bargmann

First published 31st Jan, 2006

Republished 23rd Oct, 2020

Editor’s note: the audio quality for this episode is not great, even after re-editing the tracks. This is not an issue in future episodes!

In the debut Terragram, Julie Bargmann, the founder of D.I.R.T. Studio, Charlottesvile, Virginia, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and previous Director of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia School of Architecture talks candidly about the evolution of her practice, her role as an artist as well as a teacher and the importance of reclaimed landscapes.

Find out more about Bargmann, The Queen of Slag, through these articles/interviews in Time Magazine, and Studio 360. D.I.R.T. Studio is the first recipient of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Urban Edge Award. January 31, 2006

Teaching and D.I.R.T.'s Future

Ch. 4


When is a landscape reclaimed?

Ch. 7


Teaching-Practice Interrelationships

Ch. 10


Toxic Beauty

Ch. 12