Land, Life, and Water: Tending to the Landscape of Southern Louisiana

By Hannah Eisler Burnett, University of Chicago § This is a photo essay about the way people cultivate visions of speculative territory and historical landscapes. But in southern Louisiana, if you want to get to the land, you first have to get through the water. In autumn of 2018, the breeze was humid and thick. […]

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Walking over Water: Piers, Docks, and Coastal Infrastructure

By Barbara Quimby, San Diego State & UC Santa Barbara § To enter the village of Haloban, a fishing community of about 1,500 people in the islands of Pulau Banyak in Aceh, Indonesia, you must step from your swaying boat onto the stable wooden planks of the docks. Most days, you will also need to navigate […]

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