Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture



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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