Jane Hutton is a landscape architect whose research focuses on the expanded relationships of the act of building – from material flows to labour movements. One stream of Hutton’s work examines the movement of materials as they pass from production landscapes (plantations, quarries, factories) to designed constructions (buildings, landscapes, infrastructure) through demolition and disposal or re-use. She recently completed the book, Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements (Routledge, 2019) that traces five seminal landscape materials that ended up in New York City over the past century. Other publications include an edited volume, Landscript 5: Material Culture – Assembling and Disassembling Landscapes (Jovis, 2017), and Wood Urbanism: From the Molecular to the Territorial (Actar, 2020), co-edited with Daniel Ibanez and Kiel Moe. Her writing has been published in venues such as the Journal of Architectural Education, Journal of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Design Magazine, Landscape Architecture Magazine, and various edited books. Hutton has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Architectural Education and is a co-founding editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy, where she co-edited Issues: 01 Service, 02 Materialism, and 06 Mexico D.F./NAFTA, which look at the political dimensions of material practice in design. Hutton’s research has been awarded the EDRA Great Places Book Award (2020), the Robert and Stephanie Olmsted Fellowship (Macdowell Colony, 2019), and a Research Fellowship at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (2019). She has practiced as a landscape designer with firms in Toronto, Mexico City, and Chongqing. Hutton holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Toronto, where she received the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects Medal for Design Excellence, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Environmental Sciences from McGill University, Montreal, where she studied the ecology of culturally and economically significant palms in Eastern Panama.
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