Louisiana’s oil and gas infrastructure is a complex system. As a physical infrastructure it consists of wells, pipes, off-shore oil rigs, refining stations, submerged barges, and other technologies. I would like to better understand the intersection between these built and natural ecologies and explore the dynamic processes that result from the evolving interface between the two. I have begun to think about the infrastructure in spatial terms derived from Corner’s “Fresh Kills”:

{threads} pipes, canals, channels

{islands} wells, off-shore rigs

{mats} refining plants, oil fields, wetland vegetation, submerged aquatic vegetation

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