Interstitial EP028

Reciprocal Landscapes
by Jane Hutton

Urban environments are built with materials that come from particular places and have a multitude of other relationships. What kinds of stories can their movement tell us? Landscape architect Jane Hutton follows five materials used in New York City landscapes over the last 150 years back to their source.

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Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements
Jane Hutton
September 2019

Jane Hutton is a landscape architect whose research looks at the extended material flows of common construction materials. She recently completed the book, Reciprocal Landscapes: Stories of Material Movements (Routledge, 2019) that traces five seminal landscape materials that ended up in New York City over the past century. Other publications include an edited volume, Landscript 5: Material Culture – Assembling and Disassembling Landscapes (Jovis, 2017), and Wood Urbanism: From the Molecular to the Territorial (Actar, 2020), coedited with Daniel Ibanez and Kiel Moe. She has contributed to various publications including the Journal of Architectural Education, Journal of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Design Magazine, and various edited books. Hutton is a co-founding editor of the journal Scapegoat: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy, and her research has been awarded the EDRA Great Places Book Award (2020) and has been supported by fellowships at the Centre for Canadian Architecture (Montreal) and the Macdowell Colony (New Hampshire).