Resilient Landscapes of Energy in West Greenland



Using both analytical and studio-based research, this PhD project explores creative approaches to embedding resilience into energy planning in Greenland. Using Greenland as an extreme case study, it builds upon techno-scientific knowledge with urban and landscape planning strategies, focusing on renewable energy production and distribution. The central research question asks if a new planning sensibility, founded on plurality and open-endedness, can enable resilience in energy planning, in contrast to the conventionally singular / stationary approaches prevalent today. Three studio-based experiments test the hypothesis that consideration of deep-time is essential for constructing resilience; lengthening the time frame of planning practices. Deep-time is invoked to describe both deep-pasts - learning from traditional practices and processes of the landscape - and deep-futures – mapping potential infra-systemic changes and shifting contexts. The research contributes to both infrastructural planning practices and scientific-artistic dialogue.
Effektiv start/slut dato03/09/201228/08/2015