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UABB: Extraction Infrastructure Web

Shenzhen, 2019

As cities become more aware of their energy footprints how will they seek sustainable solutions that benefit both urban and non-urban territories alike? 

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Poster Image of the UABB Biennale Entry


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Poster Image of the UABB Biennale Entry

 

Increasing economic inequality, growing environmental contamination and shrinking populations demonstrate the inversely proportional effects of the energy economy on urban and rural territories in the United States. The city is a form of technology and its advance has changed the relationship between the metropolis and region. An extended landscape of extraction, connected with arterial pipelines across the nation, fuel urban centers along the coasts. While the American perception of energy is abstract, this representation extends the sight of the city beyond the limit of its urban boundary to see the full extents of its territory and influence. 

The visualization of the interlinked extraction infrastructure network brings an awareness of the extents and expanse of energy enterprises with its effects on the city and region.  As cities become more aware of their energy footprints, the web of infrastructure that enables them, and their extended environmental impacts, how will they seek sustainable solutions that benefit both urban and non-urban territories alike? 


Project Team:
Alexander Kobald (project lead)
Cait McCarthy (research assistant)
Jordan Young (research assistant)
Kashyap Valiveti (research assistant)

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