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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


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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, Inc. and the eight South American countries that share the Amazon River’s vast watershed: Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Suriname, Peru, Colombia, Bolivia, and


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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