Originally presented at the Society of Architectural Historians Annual Meeting, Detroit, 2012
Panel: Architectural Ecologies. This photo essay examines rocky landscapes of the Americas that
engage with architectural typologies of environmental hazard.
The writing takes a fictional tour on two rocky sites: The Yucca
mountain, the controversial potential site for deep storage of all US nuclear
waste and Carlsbad, New Mexico, known locally as WIPP (Waste Isolation Pilot
Plant) one of largest nuclear waste storage facilities with a license of 10,000