The deployment of offshore wind power on a massive scale is driving new forms of marine management and cartographic representation, and upending traditional ideas about what constitutes national territory.
Florida is the epicenter of phosphate mining in the United States. The sheer scale of the impact of this extraction on the Floridian landscape is immense. As it grows, phosphate mining is producing enormous accidental monuments to the current American way of life.
Landscapes of energy extraction are portals, wormholes between two worlds in which time and space work differently.
Australia’s economy and its cities are inextricably linked to coal. This proposal for a polemical “monument to mining” questions Australia’s relationship with coal mining and addresses the dualistic spatial relationship between the city and its regional territory.
Featured Issue05: Extraction
Extraction sustains our society. As the world becomes more urban and further removed from the landscapes that supply its raw materials and energy needs, more and more land is mined, blasted, dug, and drilled each year. How do these extraction landscapes fit into larger urban social, economic, and ecological frameworks? How can we bridge the disconnect between the city and its extractive hinterland?
This project explores the legacy and the future of hydroelectric power in the Northeastern US and proposes an alternative to the thousands of inefficient and obsolete dams that disrupt American river systems. The project proposes utilizes inflatables and extant hydrokinetic turbine technology to decentralize electricity production in river systems while producing an entirely new type of riverine urbanism.