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Departmental Seminar: Shannon Mattern

Arboreal Agency: Trees in Urban Ecologies and Computational Systems

2021.02.09 | Marius Marques Siersbæk

Date Wed 07 Apr
Time 14:00 16:00
Location Aarhus University via Zoom

Shannon Mattern, The New School for Social Research


From shelterbelts to tree-planting campaigns to decision trees in machine learning, arboreal agents have played central roles in urban and regional governance. In this new talk, part of a larger project on “arboreal media,” I’ll examine how the deep roots of urban flora map onto computational topologies of urban design, governance, community engagement, and resilience.  

Seminar, CAS, Antropologi