The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Conference: Second Wave of Modernism II,  Landscape Complexity and Transformation (November 18, 2011 in NYC)

Thaisa Way, PhD

Dr. Way is a landscape historian teaching history, theory, and design as an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. She has published and lectured on the role of women as professionals and practitioners, and her book, Unbounded Practices: Women, Landscape Architecture, and Early Twentieth Century Design was supported by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation and the Landscape Studies Foundation’s David Coffin Award. In 2010, it was awarded the J.B. Jackson Book Award. Dr. Way's research considers how diverse approaches have shaped and informed relationships between people and landscape, cultures and nature, and practices and professions. Her teaching and scholarship seek to challenge our thinking about the history of landscape architecture by considering the active engagement of marginalized groups and individuals simultaneously as agents of change and signifiers of culture. Her research has asked how gender has served as a lens through which design is practiced and the landscape is created and formed.

Bullock’s Fashion Square Del Amo, 1969, Torrance, CA; Designed by Ruth Patricia Shellhorn

Bullock’s Fashion Square