GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2012

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Courses taught by Anita Berrizbeitia

09124: Colonizing Last Frontiers: Energy Landscapes in the Chilean Patagonia (ADV 0912400)

Landscape Architecture
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Tuesday 8:30 - 11:30   20 Sumner 1C

Anita Berrizbeitia, Kelly Doran

Course Description

 This seminar will investigate the material and ecological processes related to the development of the Proyecto Hidroaysén (PHA) in the Chilean Patagonia. The PHA, a series of five hydro-electric dams and their associated infrastructure, is to be constructed along the Baker and the Pascua Rivers to supply a quarter of Chile’s future energy needs. The purpose of this seminar is to explore the economic, environmental and social impacts of hydro-electric generation. Rather than assume the position of environmental groups (not to build), or the government’s (it is a necessary infrastructure), we will instead focus our investigations on the transformative potentials of the PHA’s ecological, material and geographical byproducts.

Our working hypotheses will be that the operations associated with the development of an energy corridor can be engaged productively. Flooding, de/re forestation, quarrying, landfilling and the construction of dams, roads, power lines, and temporary workers camps, raise questions of landscape, infrastructure, ecology, habitat, economy, recreation, and settlement. More specifically, the seminar will focus on typologies of interface, and it will be organized thematically and around issues specific to hydroelectric generation. Examples of the topics that will be explored in the seminar are: the interface between land and water, specifically the various types of water of the rivers of the region (still, meander, rapid, cascade, etc.) and the many types of deposition associated with them (meanders, terracing, islands, etc.); the interface between forest and cleared corridor, the interface between productive and recreational programs; the potential synergies between extractive (mining), fill (landfill) and other topographical operations and programs; and temporary workers settlements and village expansions. The foundational character of the PHA implies that any strategy implemented for the materialization of the project will also acquire a structuring force in the (inevitable) colonization of the area.

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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 0 credits

Diane Davis, Iñaki Abalos, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Anita Berrizbeitia, Eve Blau, Preston Scott Cohen, Jill Desimini, Gareth Doherty, Ann Forsyth, Andreas Georgoulias, Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Michael Herzfeld, Eric Howeler, Christopher Hoxie, Jane Hutton, Mariana Ibanez, Florian Idenburg, Jerold Kayden, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Rahul Mehrotra, Panagiotis Michalatos, Kiel Moe, Mark Mulligan, John Nastasi, Erkin Ozay, Chris Reed, Ingeborg Rocker, A. Hashim Sarkis, Mack Scogin, Jorge Silvetti, Raymond Torto, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, Martin Bechthold

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of their advisor and of the faculty member sponsoring the study.

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