Ruminant Quarantine

Ruminant Quarantine - located in the westernmost waterway of the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro - attempts to rethink food safety by carefully scripting the way in which livestock are introduced into the United States. Part dock, part feedlot, part urban park; this project proposes a radical layering of sterile and non-sterile programs - allowing a constant glimpse to the cattle processing facility below. Like the multiple chambers a cow's stomach, the livestock are held in quarantine as they move from one stage of processing to the next. Eventually they pass through a series of thresholds, checking and rechecking for any remaining foreign pathogens as they leave the sterile space and are prepared for shipping.

Drew Pusey
Senior UX Designer at Honeywell ACS Minneapolis, MN