12 GEO

Published: Fall 2020

GEO—Earth—is a word that simultaneously signifies something vast and elemental. It refers to both the planet on which we live and the soil that sustains us. GEO is the physical and representational bedrock of landscape architecture—the foundation of many disciplines from which we draw our knowledge. Geography, Geology, and Geometry, in particular, are fundamental to our discipline’s intellectual core. And now, we seem ever more entangled in GEO as some scholars across the sciences and humanities argue that humans should be recognized as agents of change at geologic time scales.

Karen M’Closkey +
Keith VanDerSys 
Karen M’Closkey +
Keith VanDerSys
Robert Gerard Pietrusko
Matthew W. Wilson
Lisa Parks
Jeffrey S. Nesbit +
David Salomon
Douglas Robb + 
Karen Bakker
Rania Ghosn
Matthew Ransom
Lucy R. Lippard
B.W. Higman
Aisling O’Carroll
Noah Heringman
Shannon Mattern


“Down to Earth”

“Ground Cover”
“Criticality as Interpretation, Deception, Distortion?”
“In Conversation with William Rankin”
“Vertical Mediation at Standing Rock”
“Of Pits and Pads”

“Planetary Voyeurism”

“Uncommon Planet: Geostories of the Global Commons”
“Unconventional Resources”
“In Conversation with Jennifer Gabrys”
“What on Earth?”
“Making the Rough Ground Plane”
“Reconstructing the Dent du Requin”
“The Rocks Must be Strange”
“In Conversation with Janine Randerson”
“Glimmer Refracting Rock”

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Tatum L. Hands
Richard Weller 
Colin Curley
Aaron Stone
James Billingsley

Karen M’Closkey
Keith VanDerSys
Zachery Hammaker
Sara Harmon
Yutong Zhan

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