Into the Breach

August 22nd, 2019

The geo-engineering efforts undertaken at the Mississippi mirror an ongoing belief in the human ability to predict, control, and regulate an entire eco-system of continental-scale. What could a more adaptive system of river management look like?

Wetlands for the Anthropocene River

Flood control methods such as levees and dams are reflective of the persistent belief in humanity’s mastery over nature. The Mississippi on the other hand continuously resists human attempts to govern, stabilize, and manage the river and its floodplains. This research project asks how an adaptive, symbiotic, and interconnected co-existence between humans and the environment could be imagined.