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Summit Panelist: Jacky Bowring

Jacky Bowring
June 11, 2016

Jacky Bowring, PhD
Professor of Landscape Architecture, Lincoln University

Dr. Jacky Bowring is Professor of Landscape Architecture at Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand. Originally a geographer, Jacky is a registered landscape architect, and her research and teaching interests circle cultural landscape, history, memory and emotion. She works through the processes of designing, critiquing and scholarly research. She is editor of the international peer-reviewed journal Landscape Review, and author of A Field Guide to Melancholy (2008, Oldcastle), and Melancholy and the Landscape: Locating Sadness, Memory and Reflection in the Landscape (forthcoming July 2016, Routledge).

With a strong interest in the design of places for memory, she has been successful in a range of competitions including hypothetical memorials for the Cavalier Bremworth Awards for Excellence in Unbuilt Architecture,  three times winner in the Urban Gaze competition for urban design (NZ), and a finalist in the Pentagon Memorial Design Competition (with Room 4.1.3). Jacky was a member of the winning team for the 48 Hour Design Challenge for the Christchurch Post-Earthquake Rebuild, and recently worked with Isthmus on the competition for the World War I Memorial for Auckland (NZ). She has presented at many conferences including CELA, ECLAS, IFLA, and EDRA, and last year was a keynote speaker at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ national conference. Jacky has published widely in a range of disciplinary journals, and recent publications respond to Christchurch’s earthquakes, particularly in the areas of ‘design as caring,’ dwelling, memory and melancholy. She recently received an award for Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision at Lincoln University.