|Eaton, Marcella, B.E.S., Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture
Marcella Eaton completed her PhD in Landscape Architecture titled Philosophy and Design in Landscape Architecture in 1997. The work was an enquiry of the importance of philosophy, ethics and aesthetics to the education and practice of landscape architecture. A critical understanding of not only the discipline but also ‘culture’ and ‘nature’ is required to prepare landscape architects to lead in the collaborative, creative exercise of seeking solutions to the design of spaces for society that are appropriate today. This has led to ongoing research of culture and nature, aesthetics and ethics, and design education. She has examined ideas ranging from the structure of language to issues of representation. The fundamental questions relate to how we value the land and human/ non-human relationships in national, regional and urban contexts. Issues of global warming, traditional ecological knowledge, the environment, and multicultural values contribute to her work. She is very interested to understand why people love spaces and how design can contribute to the creation of meaningful environments.
Eaton’s has also worked with Alan Tate on both volumes of Great City Parks, in the interview process and photography.
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