• Mountaintop removal coal mine. Overburden from blasting is removed by various machines

    The True Cost Of Coal: The First Installment

    by J. Henry Fair

    Coal mining produces some of the most visceral landscapes of extraction, literally leveling mountains and consuming farmland and forests to access the mineral seams below.

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    A Monument to Mining

    by Alexander Breedon

    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.

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    The Hole World: Scales and Spaces of Extraction

    by Gavin Bridge

    Landscapes of energy extraction are portals, wormholes between two worlds in which time and space work differently.

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    Museum of Lost Volumes

    by Neyran Turan

    After a long meeting, the unanimous vote was held to ban further Rare Earth mining and to build a museum that would house and preserve remaining Rare Earth mines of the world, and would carry their legacy to future generations.

Featured Issue

05: 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?

Featured Project

Urban Regeneration: Foresting Vacancy In Philadelphia

Urban Regeneration proposes a land management strategy for vacant urban land that accumulates parcels and turns them to forest, aiming to redefine the meaning and function of vacancy in a city.


In the News

SCENARIO 5 is published

Announcing the launch of the latest issue of Scenario Journal, SCENARIO 5: Extraction. Happy reading!

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