Rob Holmes (US) is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Florida. His work explores new modes of territorial planning in the context of contemporary urbanisation, industrial networks, and large-scale anthropogenic landscape change. He is co-founder of mammoth, a blog about infrastructures, logistics, landscapes, and architectural possibilities; and of the Dredge Research Collaborative, which studies human sediment handling practices and organises the DredgeFest event series.
Session 7: Landscape Transformation
Saturday 28 February
10:30 - 12:30
Paradiso, Main Hall
Humans have built cities, physical infrastructures, roads and railways and electricity grids. Through agriculture humans have changed the face of the Earth dramatically. Humans have also created artificial islands from sand, turned lakes into polders, valleys into lakes, diverted the courses of rivers, and through irrigation made lakes into deserts.