CPP Landscape Architecture Lecture Series: ON SITE

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Building 7 Atrium

Andrea Kahn

Adjunct Professor of Site Thinking in Research and Practice in the Department of Landscape Architecture Planning and Management at Swedish University of Agricultural Science

Founder of designCONTENT www.design-content.com

Co-Author of book Site Matters


Andrea Kahn, founder of designCONTENT, brings over three decades of research and teaching experience to her consultancy offering strategic communication and process support on design and planning projects. As an Adj. Associate Professor in Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, Andrea leads graduate seminars on various topics ; from 1992-2007, she coordinated urban design studios and taught seminars on urban topics in GSAPP’s post-graduate Urban Design program. As well as teaching international master’s and PhD workshops on topics related to site and fieldwork research methods for urban design, landscape and planning. She currently holds an appointment of Adjunct Professor of Site Thinking Research and Practice in the Department of Landscape Architecture Planning and Management, at SLU. Her research interest revolves around collaboration ; her ongoing research project, “Urban-Study/Habits of Mind”, examines disciplinary inclinations regarding studies of/on the city, and her publications include, with co-editor Carol Burns, Site Matters : Design Concepts, Histories and Strategies (Routledge, 2005).


CPPLA Fall 2018 Lecture Program: 

ON SITE is a lecture series that features female speakers reflecting upon issues, questions and opportunities pertaining to ‘site’. The series highlights the multiplicity of meanings and perceptions of site, as both a physical construct and conceptual idea while being in all cases a politically charged and timely topic. It is a platform for women to share their approach to site research and documentation, perceived realities or misinterpretations of site, site boundaries, how the notion of site has changed over time, direct experiences as a designer on a construction site etc. Working in the expansive field of landscape design and urbanism in a variety of capacities, such as design, construction, professional practice, academia, writing, theory and community activism the speakers will dive deeply into ‘site’ - or ‘cite’ or ‘sight’? - as a rich territory from which to initiate a dialogue. With the current spotlight on equity, diversity and inclusion that reaches across many sectors, ON SITE brings the voices of these women into the foreground at a critical moment in time. 


ON SITE Sponsors:

Cal Poly Pomona Department of Landscape Architecture

Cal Poly Pomona College of Environmental Design

Cal Poly Pomona Office of Equity, Inclusion and Compliance

Woodbury School of Architecture

Gabrielle Bullock + Rocky Carroll

Barbara Bestor

MIIM Designs



Rennie Tang