Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture
 

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Publications9.28.2020

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PLOT Volume 9: Top Down Bottom Up

Student editors from the class of 2021: Kayla Conroy, Brandon Loo, Catherine Priolet, and Jeffrey Schneider

PLOT is the annual landscape journal edited by the graduate landscape architecture students of the Spitzer School of Architecture. The ninth volume examines “Top Down Bottom Up” — terms used in a variety of fields to describe strategies of knowledge ordering and information processing. These expressions have shifted from conceptual use in scientific and humanistic

Publications2.19.2020

Amazon Fire magazine spread

Seavitt Nordenson Publishes Opinion Piece on Amazon Sovereignty

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture Catherine Seavitt Nordenson reflects on who owns the Amazon and the question of sovereignty in the February 2020 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine. Her opinion piece, “Amazon Fire,” examines the legal battle between Amazon.com, Inc. and the eight South American countries that share the Amazon River’s vast watershed: Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Suriname, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, and

Publications6.25.2018

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PLOT Volume 7: Magic

Student Editors from the MLA Class of 2019: Nusrat Alam, Hana Georg, Alyssa Martori, Suko Presseau, Garrett Ray, Justin Robertson, and Anna Speidel

Featuring curated submissions by students, faculty, artists, and practitioners, PLOT Volume 7 explores the theme of MAGIC. The issue’s content is developed by the second-year MLA student editorial board in collaboration with faculty advisor Catherine Seavitt Nordenson and designer Isaac Gertman. Contributions to this issue reveal many rich interpretations of MAGIC, appearing along a non-binary trajectory from

Publications4.20.2018

Despostions byCATHERINE SEAVITT NORDENSON

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Roberto Burle Marx and Public Landscapes under Dictatorship

Catherine Seavitt Nordenson

Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) is internationally known as one of the preeminent modernist landscape architects. He designed renowned public landscapes in Brazil, beginning with small plazas in Recife in the 1930s and culminating with large public parks in the early 1960s, most significantly the Parque do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro. Depositions explores a pivotal moment in