Midday Talk: Forestry and Design Series
Jane Hutton, Waterloo Architecture Faculty, “Wood Urbanism"
followed by Book Launch
Jane Hutton is a landscape architect, whose research looks at the extended relationships of materials in design, examining links between the landscapes of production and consumption of common building materials. From 2011-2016, she was an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and previously taught at the University of Toronto. Her design research has focused on material flows and urban change, and has been published and exhibited in venues in Canada, the US, the UK, and China. She is a founding editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy, and is co-editor of Issues: 01 Service, 02 Materialism, and 06 Mexico D.F./NAFTA. She has practiced with Toronto-based PLANT Architect Inc. as a Senior Designer as well as with architectural firms in China and Mexico City. Hutton holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Toronto, where she received the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Medal for Design Excellence, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Sciences from McGill University, Montreal, where she studied the ecology of culturally and economically significant palms in Eastern Panama.