Tate Stiles

Seattle Undergrads Challenge Design Students Everywhere

Artificial turf is an ecological nightmare, and it often goes straight to the landfill when it's replaced. How can designers make better use of it?

As a child growing up in the damp Pacific Northwest, I assumed that playing in mud was a part of going outdoors. Whether I hiked up trails or played flag-football at the playing field, slippery conditions were a part of the game, and we all expected to come home a muddy mess. Then, towards the end of my adolescence, many…