Welcoming Hon. Senior Lecturer Gareth Doherty
We are delighted to announce that Gareth Doherty will join our team as an Honorary Senior Lecturer.
Gareth Doherty is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Through landscape fieldwork, Doherty explores diverse forms of knowledge in landscape architecture. Asking how people-centered fieldwork can inform design innovations, Doherty is reviving and creating a much-needed discourse in landscape architecture.
Doherty bases his work on two questions. How can landscape architecture theory, education, and practice benefit from working with societies where there is no formal landscape architecture discipline? And, how does understanding landscapes of diverse societies better inform landscape architects’ sensitivity to the values that shape others’ attitudes towards the landscapes they inhabit? Doherty addresses these questions in research across the postcolonial and Islamic worlds, primarily in the Arabian Peninsula, West Africa, Brazil, and the Caribbean.