In tandem with my dissertation research, I am producing a series of short video essays about earthmoving and coastal cities. I'm very excited to share some early excerpts.
In the above clip from 2013, contractors are dredging the Arthur Kill Channel as part of the New York Harbor Deepening Project. They take this toxic sludge, mix in concrete, and ship it upland for construction projects. Below, landscape architect Gena Wirth introduces some of the key tensions in interpreting New York City's harbor ecology.
NOMADIC GROUND (2012 – ongoing) is an ongoing visual and written research project about the making and remaking of urban coastlines. The project explores the intimate relationships between human technology, culture, and natural environments where cities meet the sea.