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Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)
This project explores new relationships of the body to the landscape through understanding how the environment imprints, molecularly, on the body and how that information is stored and inherited. In this age of postgenomics, a time that is defined by big-data and technology driven approaches to medicine and public health, it is imperative that we work interdisciplinarily to address mounting health and ecological concerns.
As shapers of natural and social systems, I believe that landscape architects can bridge scales, from the molecular to the ecological, to draw new conclusions about how humans impact ecological systems and how these impacts are taken back up by humans.
This thesis seeks to develop new ways of visualizing complex chemical exposures in our everyday lives in hopes of creating greater awareness and advocacy around issues of environmental health and justice.
Murgo, Kayla, "Landscapes of exposure: reframing the connection between body + environment" (2020). Masters Theses. 589.
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