Jihany Aly Hassun
LASP Graduate Fellow '19-'21
Jihany is a graduate student and research assistant of CALS’ department of Landscape Architecture. Trained as a designer, Jihany is particularly interested in the aesthetics of emerging landscapes of production in Latin America. She employs non-conventional research methods, such as visualization and representation, to investigate climate adaptive design practices that render more resilient rural-urban communities. Through the lens of grape farming in the Brazilian semi-arid, her current research, Operação Velho Chico: The Californication of the Sertão, addresses the socio-ecological impact of existing and future land and water management practices on the terroir of the São Francisco Valley, its local identities and power dynamics.