Discipline: Architecture – text

Jane Mah Hutton

Discipline: Architecture – text
Region: Toronto, Ont., CANADA
MacDowell fellowships: 2019

Jane Mah Hutton is a landscape architect, whose research looks at the expanded relations of material practice in design, examining links between the sources and installations of common building materials. She used her time as a fellow continuing work on a book manuscript, Reciprocal Landscapes: Cases in Material Movements, that traces five seminal landscape materials that ended up in New York City over the past century (due out in the fall of 2019). She organized and prepared photographs and images for the book, and submitted the manuscript while in residence. Recent publications of hers include an edited volume, Landscript 5: Material Culture, which looks at the role of materialist perspectives on landscape design, and Wood Urbanism: From the Molecular to the Territorial, co-edited with Daniel Ibanez and Kiel Moe, that looks at the multi-scalar impacts and potentials of wood construction. Mah Hutton is a co-founding editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy, a summer 2019 research fellow at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal, and an assistant professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Waterloo.


MacDowell Studios: Mansfield

Jane Mah Hutton worked in the MacDowell Studios: Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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