Spotlight on Cultural Landscapes
CCL Welcomes New Landscape Studies Initiative Project Manager, Allison James
On October 1st, joined UVA’s School of Architecture as the new Project Manager for the Landscape Studies Initiative in the Center for Cultural Landscapes. Allison’s experience ranges from serving as a research assistant on the MIT/Harvard/Aga Khan digital platform ARCHNET, project managing of civic scale public art installations for contemporary artists in the Program of Art Cultural and Technology at MIT, managing NIH grants for scientists at Harvard, and participating in a wide range of local and international community development projects over the past several years.
At UVA, Allison is looking forward to developing this innovative digital resource in landscape design history, and the opportunity to make these histories more accessible and meaningful to garden and landscape students and scholars within the humanities as well as design fields. She says, “I believe in the need for and the strength of a research and pedagogical tool that will engage not only landscape architecture, but also the wider conservation, architectural history, urban planning and geography fields. I’m looking forward to being part of a project that will open up opportunities for increased rigor in research by making resources available in a centralized location. The platform will allow researchers to trace patterns and discover the facets of cultural landscapes globally.”
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