Engineered Landscapes: Society, Environment & Values in Brazil & the US

October 22, 2014

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What: An International Symposium to foster cross-campus & interdisciplinary dialogue on how human values have shaped development paths and triggered social conflicts in the implementation of hydroelectric dams and other built structures — or “engineered landscapes” in both the US and in the Brazilian Amazon.

When: October 23, 2014, 8:45 – 4:30 Where: Terrace Room (G400), Norman Hall, UF College of Education

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Presented by the Tropical Conservation and Development Program and the Amazon Dams Network @UF. Co-sponsored by University of Florida Center for Humanities and the Public Sphere Fall Speaker Series and the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment.

Faculty Coordinators and Organizers: Dr. Simone Athayde (TCD/Amazon Dams Program), Dr. Stephanie Bohlman (SFRC/Amazon Dams Program), Dr. David Kaplan (Environmental Engineering Sciences/Amazon Dams Program), Dr. Jynessa Dutka-Gianelli (SFRC/Amazon Dams Program). Student leaders: Randy Crones (Anthropology), Xavier Haro-Carrión (SNRE), Flavia Leite (Sociology/RCD), Kelsie Timpe (SNRE) and Marissa Molinar (Anthropology).

Hosting UF Unit: Tropical Conservation and Development Program, Center for Latin American Studies, UF.

Additional information: Simone Athayde,, or David Kaplan,

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