When I started this project, I didn’t know how much there was to learn about pigeons and their role in our environment. Throughout this quarter I learned so much about human history and domestication and how narratives can shift so dramatically that a creature that was once an essential part of our daily lives can be forgotten and neglected. The more I learned, the more I wanted to know and the more I wanted to do something with that knowledge. This project seeks to solve the disconnect between our past and our present relationship with pigeons, and hopefully use it to solve a problem that threatens our future. I truly believe that in a perfect world no one gets left behind and while this may seem like a small step towards that future, I believe it has the potential for revolutionary change in how we see the urban environment.
My name is Piper Tulley, and I am a fifth year Landscape Architecture student graduating in Winter of 2021 with a minor in Sustainable Environments. When I look back at my first year at Cal Poly, I am proud to see the progress I have made not just as a professional but as a person entering into a world in a state of flux. I never could have predicted how my education would go (especially this last year) but I think it is fair to say that only makes the achievement more impressive. We did it!