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Steve Maldonado Silvestrini

Steve Maldonado Silvestrini studied Architecture at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus. Currently, he is an independent researcher on Neotropical Botany, Ecology and Taxonomy focused on the insular Caribbean. His studies aim to develop data on coastal plant communities, coastal habitats, and exotic species being introduced to the Caribbean. He is mixing both professions on what he proposes as non-anthropocentric or post-anthropocentric architecture, architecture for non-humans or not centered on human needs, but on an ecologically-inclusive approach.

Recollections on the Cartography of the Caribbean Coast

By studying the indigenous and alien species found along the water, botanist and architect Steve Maldonado Silvestrini builds a picture of an ever-changing coastline.

Reminiscencias sobre la cartografía de la costa caribeña

Una onda es un pulso, del más allá, desconocido, que alcanza un límite y se estrella. En el choque no solo se rompe la ola sino también lo que está en su camino. Para cualquiera que haya vivido en el Caribe, el recuerdo de los castillos de arena desintegrándose por el oleaje es omnipresente.

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The Brooklyn Rail

NOV 2021

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