Engineered Ecologies: The Transformation of Landscapes in China

Event time: 
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:15pm
Anthropology Building (SACH10), Room 101 See map
10 Sachem St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Infrastructures in China are designed as armatures for development—from the transit-oriented developments along Hong Kong’s metro system, integrated freshwater networks in the Pearl River Delta, to agricultural specialization programs in the Yangtze River Delta—all aim to increase economic production of regions, cities, and villages. These engineered landscapes manipulate political and economic systems, and alter the physical spaces, often with serious social and environmental consequences. However, many of these infrastructures also create unexpected landscapes of great ecological and community value. “Engineered Ecologies” examines the interdependency between human settlements and biophysical systems in China, and attempts to illustrate potentials for landscape design practices in our increasingly “human-built” world.

Open to: 
General Public