In the latest issue of Critical Planning Journal, published by the UCLA Urban Planning Department, I’ve contributed a photo series and commentary on the landscapes of northern extraction. The short article, which falls into the issue’s theme of “resistance to extraction,” features photographs of a massive open-pit diamond mine in Mirny City, Siberia, seismic lines etched across the taiga in the Sakha Republic, pyramidal cod hanging racks in the Lofoten Islands, and an open-air fish market in winter in Yakutsk, where temperatures that day were nearly 40 below.

Some of these images might be familiar if you read my posts documenting my travels across eastern Siberia in February and March of 2016. A couple notable ones were “Descent into the Russian Far East,” with descriptions and illustrations of my first impressions of Siberia, and “Winter in the World’s Coldest City,” with shots of daily life in Yakutsk.

Check out my contribution to Critical Planning here and the entire issue at this link.

Cod racks in Svolvaer, Lofoten Islands, Norway. Photo: Mia Bennett, January 2013. Included in the “Landscapes of Northern Extraction” photo series in Critical Planning Journal with additional commentary.
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