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Anita Bakshi

Rutgers University -Department of Landscape Architecture
New Jersey
I am an Instructor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Rutgers University, and teach design studios and courses on visualization and research methods. I am also affiliated with the Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies (CHAPS) Program. Following several years in architectural practice in Chicago, California and the Foster+Partners Istanbul field office, I received my PhD in the History and Theory of Architecture from Cambridge University with the Conflict in Cities Research Programme. My book, Topographies of Memories: A New Poetics of Commemoration, will be published by Palgrave Macmillan later this year in their series on Cultural Heritage and Conflict.

My research has focused on questions of mapping and representation for contested environments, and I have exhibited maps and drawings that document ethnographic research in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). My design research explores new forms for monuments, memorials, and other commemorative structures. Current research investigates the role of landscape architecture and design in the Anthropocene era through a design proposal for a memorial that marks and describes environmental losses and enables collective mourning and healing.
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