Article – Demapping Waters by Design
The centre of gravity in world affairs has shifted. Suddenly, remote patches of water normally used for fishing have become the focus of international controversy and massive infrastructural efforts. Host to the most critical lanes of commercial shipping traffic on earth, where overfishing empties the water near shorelines and economic growth has outpaced oil supplies, the South China Sea is crisscrossed by contradictory territorial claims.
Pauer, Demapping Waters by Design: Exploring the Emerging Landscapes and Hotly Contested Borders of the South China Sea, Landscape Architecture Australia 148 (2015)