Benji Eisenberg is in his final year of earning a MSc in landscape architecture at The University of British Columbia. He is a member of the PICS Living With Water Project team investigating how coastal adaptation can support First Nation food security and traditional ecological knowledge preservation. He is primarily working on integrating those strategies into Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s Shoreline Adaptation and Visualization project.
Benji has spent time living and researching in Tibet, China, Japan, and The Middle East to better understand how ecological stewardship is being effected by climate change. Benji grew up on ancestral Massa-adchu-es-et Nation territory in the winding estuaries of coastal Massachusetts, USA digging for clams and tapping sugar maples.
When not at the drafting table, you can find Benji freediving for crab in the kelp forests of British Columbia, foraging for alpine berries, or baking in the kitchen.