Guest lecture: Rosetta Elkin - Theories of Plant Life

Welcome to an open lecture with Rosetta Elkin from RSE & Harvard graduate school of design Thursday 18th May at 6 pm.


Rosetta Sarah Elkin is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and an Associate at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum. Her teaching and research focus on an expanded consideration of plant life. The work derives from a conviction that plants can reestablish a central position in a landscape architectural discourse. As co-director of Master in design Studies in Risk and Resilience, her work exposes the biological complexity of global greening projects, implicit in recovery, retreat and preemptive environmental programs.

As a registered landscape architect in the Netherlands, Elkin is the principle of rse-landscape a design studio founded in 2007, which prioritizes exhibition and publication as design research. By situating installation as a series of layered experiences between physical engagement, photographic material and written provocations, her work draws on the traditions of scientific treatise and the conventions of display. Most recently, the project entitled Live Matter has been supported and exhibited by Radcliffe Institute for Academic Ventures and EPFL in Lausanne.  Her work has been featured internationally, including projects at Les Jardins de Metis, Chelsea Festival and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and in publications such as Topos Magazine, Lotus International and Portal 9 Journal. Prior to joining GSD, Rosetta was a Senior Designer and Project Manager at Inside/Outside in Amsterdam, and taught at the Academie Bouwkunst and Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.


Date: 18. May, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm

Venue: AHO, Auditorium Sverre Fehn
Address: Maridalsveien 29, 0175 Oslo