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Corridors and Confluences: Four-Dimensional Spaces of Distribution along and around the Des Plaines - Kankakee River Confluence

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Levis Faculty Center - Room 210
Date
Nov 29, 2022   11:00 - 11:45 am  
Speaker
Dr. Julie Cidell
Cost
This event is free and open to public
Contact
cas@cas.illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Geography and Geographic Information Science

The area near the confluence of the Des Plaines and Kankakee Rivers in northeastern Illinois contains the largest inland port in North America. Centuries of flows of water, traders, settlers, and non-humans have defined a corridor that exists in four dimensions. This paper will discuss the ways this corridor can help us rethink the spatiality and temporality of infrastructure.

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