This free-standing course (7,5 credits) takes departure in
a particular case study area to explore its value in human culture,
natural resources of the past and future, ecosystems and impact on
climate regulation on a planetary and future-oriented scale. The
course is given during the spring semester.
In the course, collective research and mapping is used as tools to
bring information together in an innovative way, to point out
conflicts of interest and symbiotic relationships, in order to gain
a deeper understanding of what is really happening in some of the
most precious natural environments on our planet. We chart their
value to understand the dangers they are facing and how we might
The course touches on radical cartographies, analyse value
systems; such as ecosystem services, the wealth economy, embedded
carbon footprint and modern slavery supply chains. We analyse and
map the relationships between biodiversity, human labour
management, geo-capitalism and the value of clean natural resources
such as freshwater and oxygen.
The output of the course is a set of large complex drawings and
models which will present these interrelations combining latest
data modelling techniques, input from experts living and working
with communities on the ground, the analysis of historic
information and first-hand contemporary narratives.
The course is closed for application but you can read more about
January 17th 2022
June 5th 2022
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