Fibers of Resilience: Multi-Scalar Architectural Resilience and Adaptability of the Uru People

Spring 2023 GGR Recipient

Sophie Maffie (Architecture)

As a Master of Landscape Architecture Candidate at the University of Virginia, Sophie Maffie will utilize this research for her Master’s Thesis. Fibers of Resilience will examine the relationship between indigenous horticultural traditions and architectural knowledge as a form of self-determination and environmental resilience in Lake Titicaca. Maffie will administer ethnographic interviews, document landscape architectural details, draw horticultural traditions, and conduct geospatial mapping to reveal and examine otherwise hidden geographies. This project will promote an understanding of the international interdependence of horticulture and will disseminate the ways in which vernacular landscapes provide a form of resilience.