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Summit Panelist: Karen M’Closkey

Karen M'Closkey
June 11, 2016

Karen M’Closkey
Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania
Co-founder, PEG office of landscape + architecture

Karen M’Closkey is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. She is co-founder, with Keith VanDerSys, of PEG office of landscape + architecture, winners of a 2013 PEW Fellowship in the Arts, and named to the “Select Ten” list of thought leaders in design by Metropolis Magazine. Their design work has been published in over thirty books and journals. M’Closkey was awarded the 2012-2013 Garden Club of America Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture.

M’Closkey’s publications include Unearthed: the Landscapes of Hargreaves Associates (2013), which won the J.B. Jackson Book Prize awarded by The Foundation for Landscape Studies; “Structuring Relations: From Montage to Model in Composite Imaging,” in Charles Waldheim and Andrea Hansen, eds. Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture (2014); and “Synthetic Patterns: Fabricating Landscapes in the Age of ‘Green,’” Journal of Landscape Architecture (Spring 2013). M’Closkey and VanDerSys recently co-organized an interdisciplinary symposium “Simulating Natures” and are co-editors of an upcoming issue of LA+ Journal (ORO) on the theme of “Simulation.” The symposium and publication examine recent advances in environmental modeling and simulation tools and their relevance for landscape architecture. They are authors of the forthcoming book Dynamic Patterns: Visualizing Landscapes in a Digital Age (Routledge, 2016).