Hi, I’m Teo Wickland, a PhD candidate in the Department of Urban Planning at UCLA.
My research focuses on naturecultural aspects of transportation:
- How transportation systems are culturally, environmentally and historically specific;
- How transportation is implicated in systems of power;
- How the ways that we move affect and derive from the ways that we think and relate.
My research is driven by my desires to promote justice, diversity, and abundant possibility—in, of and through transportation. I believe in pluralistic futures, by which I mean both: the potential for multiple, radically different futures to come to pass; and the feasibility and value of futures full of diversity. In particular, I believe that diverse, culturally- and ecologically-informed transportation paradigms are essential to the abundant futures we collectively desire.