Helen Kongsgaard's research situates landscape architecture within the emergent field of urban adaptation, examining the role of design as cities respond to shifting environmental conditions. Her practice focuses on the reclamation, adaptation and conservation of urban landscapes. Prior to joining the faculty at RISD, she practiced professionally in the US and Europe and led research initiatives at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s Contemporary City Institute. She earned her MLA at Harvard University, where her research was supported by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for Geographic Analysis and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
- LDAR-226G-02 Landscape Research, Theory And Design
Fall 2017 Courses
Apparel Design Architecture Ceramics Digital + Media Experimental and Foundation Studies Film / Animation / Video Furniture Design Glass Graduate Studies Graphic Design History of Art + Visual Culture History, Philosophy + the Social Sciences Illustration Industrial Design Interior Architecture Jewelry + Metalsmithing Landscape Architecture Literary Arts + Studies Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Teaching + Learning in Art + Design Textiles