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February 26, 2014

Harvard professor to present landscape architecture & regional/community planning colloquium

Submitted by Courtney Boman

The landscape architecture & regional/community planning department will host Jane Hutton in its colloquium series. Hutton will present "Reciprocal Landscapes: Sites of Material Exchange" at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in 106C Seaton Hall.

Hutton is a landscape architect and assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she is faculty liaison to the Loeb Library Materials Collection. Her work focuses on the extended relationships of material practice in landscape architecture, looking at links between the landscapes of production and consumption of common construction materials. Her current research projects include the material and energetic accounting and geographic tracing of construction materials used in seminal public landscapes of New York City.

Hutton is a founding editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy and is co-editor of issues: 01Service, 02 Materialism and 06 Mexico D.F./NAFTA. She has a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in biology and environmental sciences from McGill University.