VISIBLE /INVISIBLE: Revealing unseen disturbances on vulnerable communities

Isabel Jimenez

  • FA.18
  • Level: graduate
  • Discipline: Landscape Architecture
  • Instructor: Alison B. Hirsch

This project explores the slow, oblique disturbances on vulnerable communities and ecosystems occurring in areas defined by the exploitative practices of agribusiness. Lack of environmental regulation and the persistence of climate change have led to unequal impacts on the world’s populations. Unsustainable agricultural practices have added to the gradual depletion of resources and contribute significantly to climate based threats we face today. These practices and their impacts most particularly afflict low-income communities. In the San Joaquin Valley, underrepresentation in politics and in the media has contributed to the exploitation of under-resourced people and stressed ecosystems to their categorization as “disposable subjects".