The Working Landscapes Lab explores ways for design to reframe and reshape conventional agricultural landscapes.
Forbes Lipschitz, Founder + Director
Forbes is an Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University. She teaches both studio and seminar courses in landscape planning, geographic information systems, and representation and is a faculty affiliate with the Initiative in Food and AgriCultural Transformation.
She has been awarded teaching and research grants from the the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts. Her research has been published in the multiple peer-reviewed journals, edited books, and has been featured in Landscape Architecture Magazine and Metropolis Magazine. Her professional experience in landscape architecture has spanned a range of public, private, and infrastructural work, including a multi-year installation at Les Jardins de Metis. She received her master’s degree in landscape architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, she graduated cum laude with a BA in environmental aesthetics from Pomona College in Claremont, California.
Colin Martínez-Watkins, Research Assistant
Colin is an undergraduate student in landscape architecture at The Ohio State University. His interests in design, ecology, construction, and history lead him to study landscape architecture in his hometown of Columbus. During his time at Knowlton, he has participated in installations such as Privy2: Biosolids and You and Sedimentary State and has served as a class ambassador. Apart from academics, Colin spends his time shooting photos, playing soccer, watching movies, and hiking with friends.
Billy Fleming, University of Pennsylvania
Shoshanah Inwood, OSU, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Sarah Thomas Karle, University of Lincoln-Nebraska
Nick Kawa, Dept. of Anthropology
Brett Milligan, University of California, Davis
Zoe Plakias, OSU, Dept. of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics
Christine Sprunger, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Peter Summerlin, Mississippi State University
For more information contact Lipschitz.4(at)osu.edu