Alexander Arroyo Environmental Designer

Alexander Arroyo

Alexander Arroyo is a critical geographer and environmental designer whose work explores the entanglements of design, geopolitics, capital and technoscience. His current research investigates the emergence of “environmental intelligence” as a geospatial logic of control for oceanic, atmospheric, and informational milieux- increasingly the key geographic media for design, economic, and military speculation alike. He is the author, with Pierre Bélanger, of Ecologies of Power (MIT Press, forthcoming), examining the spatial agency of the U.S. Department of Defense in the making, unmaking, and remaking of logistical and infrastructural landscapes beyond the battlefield. He has previously worked at OPSYS, Van Alen Institute, and Storefront for Art and Architecture. He received his MLA with distinction from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and his BA in Philosophy with honors from Columbia University, magna cum laude. He is currently pursuing his doctorate in Geography at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was awarded the prestigious Chancellor’s Fellowship.

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