Zannah Mae Matson

Zannah Mae Matson is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at University of Guelph School of Environmental Design and Rural Development and an active member of the Beyond Extraction Collective, a scholar-activist-led collective that mobilizes counter-extractive knowledges.

Matson’s research and design focuses on histories and contemporary reinterpretations of landscapes that have undergone colonization and violence, and been sites of state infrastructure. Her current project traces the afterlives of coloniality amidst highway construction in the eastern piedmont of Colombia, as a way of understanding transportation infrastructure, extractive economies, and visual representation in Latin American landscapes.