city – community – infrastructure – creativity – mapping – design


paseo: remapping the landscape of west dallas through community participation SMU 2015

A landscape-urbanist and architect working across the fields of GIS, landscape, urbanism and theatre, Jessie Marshall Zarazaga has worked and taught in Hong Kong, Tanzania, Finland, UK, as well as in the US. Her work focuses on the operation of the (infra)structures of landscape, and their impact on urban neighborhoods. Working across the boundaries of urbanism, landscape mapping, and public engagement, she explores ways to connect culture and community to place. She directs the new Initiative for Spatial Literacy at SMU and teaches Sustainability & Development in the Lyle school of Engineering, integrating Dallas community research into project based learning.  Her work brings together GIS mapping, global sustainable urbanism, design and creativity. She undertook a Fulbright in Valparaiso. Chile, where she taught and undertook research at the Ciudad Abierta in Ritoque, investigating how temporal events, from dining, to wind and water flows, impact the design of the physical territory.

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