Energy Conservation/Renewable Energy

Education Session - Presentation Format

FRI-D06 - The Trans-Alaska Trail: A Post-Oil Future in America’s Arctic

Friday, October 20
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

1.5 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AIA/HSW, AICP, FL, NY/HSW

July 22, 2017, will mark 40 years since the first barrel of crude oil traveled from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez through the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System. Through interviews, analytical mapping, photo documentation, and video, this presentation will leverage the pipeline’s anniversary to broadcast an alternative future for this infrastructural landscape—a Trans-Alaska Trail.

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Katherine Jenkins

Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture
The Ohio State University

Katherine Jenkins is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. Her work applies theory, techniques, and media from contemporary art to the analysis and design of landscapes. She has conducted fieldwork in California’s agro-industrial valleys, Utah’s alkaline deserts and Alaska’s Arctic, examining the aesthetics of extensive infrastructure as it responds to unique geologic and atmospheric conditions.

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Parker Sutton

Architectural Designer
DLANDstudio

Parker received an A.B. in Economics with a secondary focus in Fine Art from Princeton University and a Masters of Architecture from the University of Virginia. His design methodology emphasizes the synthesis of discursive fields — economics, geography, aesthetic theory — in the pursuit spatial solutions. Parker is a cofounder of the interdisciplinary design-research practice, Topologic, and is currently a designer at DLANDstudio, a joint architecture and landscape architecture studio in Brooklyn, New York.

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