Jamie Vanucchi Assistant Professor,
Jamie Vanucchi’s work seeks to merge science and design. She studies and designs novel ecologies and land-based infrastructures that perform work for cities with minimal or alternative inputs. She is especially interested in how novelty and uncertainty necessitate a shift toward experimental and adaptive design processes. Her current research will develop a thick description of the Susquehanna watershed through multiple portals of hydraulic fracturing, hydropower, and strategies for floodplain retreat and climate change. She prefers “strong sites” that push back at the designer via constructive/destructive processes and disturbance regimes, immersion in the material and fieldwork intensive design processes.