GRASSROOTS CACTIVISM HAS BEEN AWARDED FIRST PLACE IN THE SPECULATIVE CATEGORY IN ARCHINECT'S 'DRY FUTURES' COMPETITION. AN EXERPT TAKEN FROM GOOD MAGAZINE, "As local governments scratch their heads, many in the design community are looking for out-of-the-box, innovative solutions. Recently online publication Archinect held its first ever ‘Dry Futures’ competition, which challenged architects and creatives to reimagine water-use infrastructure – splitting the contest into “speculative” and “pragmatic” categories. The winner of the former was an ambitious “grassroots cactivism” scheme by LA’s Ali Chen to utilize cacti to clean polluted water and provide an alterior form of vegetation to feed CA’s lifestock"

Read more about the project on Archdaily and GOOD