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November 9, 2012 / Essays

Essay List

ESSAYS by Kate Orff

"New Energy Landscapes" The Huffington Post, September 28, 2012

"Oyster-tecture" in Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront, edited by Barry Bergdoll, the Museum of Modern Art, 2011

"Cosmopolitan Ecologies" in Gateway: Visions for an Urban National Parks, eds. Kate Orff et al. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2011, 50-73

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November 9, 2012 / Publications by Kate Orff

Publication List


SCAPE: Manual for the Urban Landscape (forthcoming, 2013)

Petrochemical America. New York: Aperture Foundation, 2012.
Essays and drawings by Kate Orff and photographs by Richard Misrach.

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November 9, 2012 / Evening Lectures & Major Public Presentation

Lecture List

Petrochemical America” Kate Orff and Richard Misrach,
The Museum of Modern Art, Fall 2012

Petrochemical America” Evening Lecture,
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Fall 2012

Petrochemical America” Evening Lecture,
University of Texas San Antonio, Fall 2012


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November 7, 2012 / Publications by Kate Orff

Petrochemical America: Project Room

Pho­tog­ra­pher Richard Mis­rach and land­scape archi­tect Kate Orff present PETROCHEMICAL AMERICA. It doc­u­ments the indus­tri­al­ized area from Baton Rouge to New Orleans that has expe­ri­enced high inci­dences of can­cer as well as other dis­eases. The pho­tographs and draw­ings on exhi­bi­tion also doc­u­ments the eco­nomic and eco­log­i­cal forces that have shaped this land­scape overtime.

Learn more about PETROCHEMICAL AMERICA: PROJECT ROOM after the jump.

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November 3, 2012 / Newspapers

Oyster-tecture featured in New York Times

By Alan Feuer
Published: November 3, 2012 / New York Times

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November 1, 2012 / Publications by Kate Orff

Petrochemical America

Petrochemical America has been published by Aperture Foundation and can be purchased here.

Petrochemical America
offers an in-depth analysis of the causes of sustained environmental abuse along the largest river system in North America. It combines Richard Misrach's haunting photographs of Louisiana's "Chemical Corridor" with landscape architect Kate Orff's "Ecological Atlas"--a series of speculative drawings developed through intensive research and mapping of data from the region.

Petrochemical America, Aperture Foundation, 2012

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