The Energy Empire Shifts East

Ana Maria Quirós, a student in the Master in Design Studies program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, presents her project, "The Energy Empire Shifts East: An Analysis of Siberian Urbanization Processes," at the Annual Conference of the Center for Geographic Analysis at Harvard University on May 2, 2014. Photo: S. Failla.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Ana Maria Quirós, a candidate for the Master in Design Studies degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, was awarded the Davis Center's third GIS Prize for Excellence in Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies, presented May 2, 2014, at the Annual Conference of the Center for Geographic Analysis, Harvard University. Her project, "The Energy Empire Shifts East: An Analysis of Siberian Urbanization Processes," considers the case of Siberia as an exception to the conviction that where there are pipelines, urbanization follows.

Quirós, who is pursuing the Risk and Resilience concentration in her program, undertook the project in the GSD's Urban Theory Lab project-based seminar on "Extreme Territories of Urbanization," taught by Professor Neil Brenner in spring 2014.