Research Fellow Seminar: Douglas Robb

Boreal Fantasies: Constructing the Low-Carbon Frontier along Canada’s Northern Corridor
Seminar, in English, Shaughnessy House, 1 June, 6 p.m.

Douglas Robb’s project investigates the contested spatial and environmental politics of decarbonization in Canada’s boreal landscapes. Drawing on the CCA’s archival and library holdings, his research centres on three speculative design proposals for a pan-Canadian infrastructure corridor running through “Mid-Canada”. Taking these projects as a point of departure, Douglas Robb’s research critically examines the evolving interrelationship between landscape visualization, colonial extractivism, and the production of resource frontiers in Canada’s transition to the post-carbon future.

Douglas Robb is an interdisciplinary researcher and educator trained in landscape architecture and geography. His research investigates the complex landscapes that emerge through political and technological agendas of decarbonization with a focus on rural lands in North America. Douglas Robb is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Calgary School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape.


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