Zannah Mae Matson’s research and design work focuses on the histories and contemporary reinterpretations of landscapes throughout processes of colonization, violence, and state infrastructure projects. Her current research traces the afterlives of coloniality through highway construction in Colombia’s eastern piedmont landscapes to think about transportation infrastructure, extractive economies, and visual representation in Latin American landscapes more generally.


Zannah is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Colorado Boulder, School of Environmental Design and an active member of the Beyond Extraction Collective, a scholar-activist-led collective that mobilizes counter-extractive knowledges.