Discipline: Architecture – text

Jane Mah Hutton

Discipline: Architecture – text
Region: Toronto, CANADA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2019, 2023

Jane Mah Hutton is a landscape architect and researcher, teaching at Waterloo Architecture. Her work focuses on the act of building by examining the movement of materials as they pass from production landscapes (plantations, quarries) through designed constructions (buildings, landscapes) and on to demolition or re-use. Mah Hutton is a co-founding editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy, and a 2019 research fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.

Her recent books include Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements, Landscript 5: Material Culture-Assembling and Disassembling Landscapes, and Wood Urbanism: From the Molecular to the Territorial, co-edited with Daniel Ibanez and Kiel Moe.

At MacDowell in 2019 Jane organized and prepared photographs and images for her book, Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories in Material Movement. She submitted the book manuscript while in residence. During her 2023 residence, she researched and initiated an essay and documentary film project titled Overland, which chronicles the facts and disparate memories of a road trip through Turkey, Iran, India, and Vietnam that her parents took in 1970-71.



Jane Mah Hutton worked in the Star studio.

Funded by Alpha Chi Omega, a national fraternity founded in 1885, Star Studio — built in 1911–1912 — was the first studio given to the residency by an outside organization. To this day, Alpha Chi sorority pledges learn the story of Star Studio and its role in supporting American arts and letters. Beginning as a nicely proportioned…

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