Student Lecture Series | Jeannette Sordi — Landcycles: On Landscape, Resources, and Infrastructure

Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:30 - 8:30pm

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J. Sordi, A. Tsamis, The recombinant city-camp, 2019.

J. Sordi, A. Tsamis, The recombinant city-camp, 2019.

This presentation will be conducted through Zoom. Zoom account registration is required, please register in advance here.

Jeannette Sordi is an architect and urban planner based in New York City. She currently teaches at NYIT and Syracuse University's NYC Program and is a consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank on projects in Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina. Until 2018 she was Associate Professor of Landscape and Urbanism at Adolfo Ibañez University in Santiago de Chile. She holds a PhD in urban planning and design from the University of Genoa (2014) and was a Ph.D. Visiting Student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (2011- 2012). Her PhD focused on the genealogy of landscape urbanism and was published as Beyond Urbanism (List, 2014; Sacabana, 2017, Spanish edition). She is part of the Landscape as Urbanism in the Americas initiative since its beginning in 2015 and co-organized conferences in Medellin, Santiago, Brasilia, Mexico, and Buenos Aires. Her main publications include the books Andrea Branzi. From Radical Design to Post-Environmentalism (ARQ, 2015), The Camp and the City. Territories of Extraction (List, 2017), Part-time Cities (ARQ, 2019), and Ecological Design. Strategies for the Vulnerable City (IaDB, 2021).

The lecture will be followed by a public discussion moderated by Frederick Rapp. 

This event is free and accessible to the public. 

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