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BOOM Fall 2013 features several contributions from ARID editors

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The ARID editors would like to suggest that our readers pick up the newest issue of BOOM: A Journal Of California published by UC Press. BOOM’s Fall 2013 issue, focusing on the Aqueduct at 100, features contributions from several ARID editors including Hadley and Peter Arnold, William Fox, and Kim Stringfellow. Visit BOOM’s website at www.boomcalifornia.com to subscribe. BOOM’s list of “What to do, see, hear, and read this fall in California: http://www.boomcalifornia.com/2013/09/the-boom-list/.

A dedication to Mary Alm, PhD (1969-2013) from her husband and ARID co-author, Barry Lehrman

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Mary Alm (1969-2013) was my muse, dear wife of nine years and mother of our son. She died peacefully after a grueling 15-month fight with breast cancer, just days after we submitted the final manuscript to Arid. The week before she was stricken by an undetected metastasis, I was finally able to bring her up to the Owens Valley to see the place that is now the foundation of my academic career. As the cool and calmly collected presence reigning in my …

Fall 2013 Editors’ Statement

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Film, fiction, folklore; myths, legends, and lost histories; gross distortions, excavated truths, and disrupted perceptions: all form fertile ground for shaping new narratives that might give rise to new relationships.

Aqueduct as Muse: Educating Designers for Multifunctional Landscapes | Barry J. Lehrman, Douglas Delgado and Mary E. Alm, Ph.D.

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Aqueduct Futures challenged design students to look carefully at Southern California’s addiction to imported water related to the Aqueduct.

Particulate Matters: Settling the Dust on the Owens Dry Lakebed | Emily Green

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Emily Green reflects on restoration and remediation of the Owens Dry Lakebed in the centenary year of the Aqueduct’s creation.

Repurposing the Los Angeles Aqueduct as a Pathway for Sacred Pilgrimages | Tyler Stallings

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Tyler Stallings re-envisions the Aqueduct as a sacred conduit for Aridtopia, a speculative, utopian, desert-based community in Southern California.

A Paiute Perspective on the LA-Owens Valley Water Story: Jenna Cavelle in conversation with Alan Bacock and Harry Williams

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Filmmaker Jenna Cavelle speaks with Big Pine and Bishop tribal members on their people’s attitude towards water, colonization and the future.

genius ingenium: Near Adjacencies to the Owens Lake | Alexander Robinson

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Alex Robinson works with his students at the University of Southern California to provide speculative, resource-efficient infrastructural solutions.

Contested Water, Unholy Alliances, and Globalized Colonies: Exploring the Perception of Water by Residents of the Los Angeles Aqueduct Watershed

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Cal Poly Pomona’s Landscape Architecture program recommends shifts in water-related policy as the relationship between Los Angeles and the Eastern Sierra evolves.

Magical Thinking and the Los Angeles Aqueduct | Nicole Antebi

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Nicole Antebi’s Uisce Beatha and other artist projects reflect on California’s past and future water history with creative visual inquiry and investigation.