Just a note to say that for the month of July I'll be in Argentina and Brazil. The research here will be tracking and attempting to learn more about the projects of ACUMAR attempting to improve the state of the Riachuelo River in Buenos Aires as well as the Projeto Tiete of SABESP on the Tiete River in São Paulo. The impetus for the study comes from the fact that both are contemporary instances of watershed authorities with capital funds working in the context of a major metro area; that is, they are an example of landscape-making as a driver for urbanism at the scale of the watershed.
In addition to meetings with experts and field visits to see actual results, I'll also be trying a few experimental methods for landscape documentation and hope to check in on and write about some other landscapes. And being here during this rather insane World Cup is not a bad thing. Check in here and on twitter.