Rosalea Monacella, Craig Douglas
Unfortunately, due to current weather conditions on the U.S east coast, this lecture is postponed until Fall 2018
Rosalea Monacella is a registered Landscape Architect and has undertaken research on a number of cities around the world, generated urban masterplans for cities in China, USA, South America, Europe and Australia that explore design at the nexus of the urban and natural environments, and has been the recipient of a number of national and international awards and grants related to her practice based research as co-founder of the OUTR Research Lab at RMIT University Melbourne, Australia.
Rosalea’s expertise is in the transitioning of the urban environment through a careful indexing and shifting of dynamic resource flows that inform the landscape of contemporary cities. Her research brings together complex urban issues and advanced digital modelling techniques for the generation of sustainable urban futures. Her design approach is one that simultaneously considers forces from the ’ground-up + top down’ through a careful and rigorous exploration of complex economic, ecological, and social systems that shape an ever-changing city.
Craig Douglas is a Landscape Architect and scholar whose work focuses on innovative techniques and methodologies that explore the agency of representation in landscape architectural design. The approach supports informed and innovative responses to the challenges found at the nexus of the social, ecological and built environment that embrace the spatial, temporal and material complexity of the landscape.
His work explores design as an activity of making as an agent for understanding and responding to the challenges of urbanisation in a rapidly changing world that contributes to the complexity of the contemporary city.
Douglas is a registered landscape architect and has practiced in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands, working in the offices of Karres en Brands Landscape Architects, Ushida Findlay Architects, and Lab Studio. He has a PhD in progress, holds a Master of Landscape Architecture, and Bachelor of Architecture from RMIT University.