Brett Milligan Assistant Professor,
University of California, Davis
Brett Milligan is assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of California, Davis, where he teaches design studios and courses on regenerative technologies and infrastructural studies. He is the director of Metamorphic Landscapes, which conducts experiments in the design and experience of trajectories of landscape change. Brett is also a founding member of the Dredge Research Collaborative, which assembles symposia, exhibitions, transdisciplinary design workshops, and public tours exploring the human manipulation of coastal and sedimentary processes.
Brett’s work focuses on the interface between land and water, particularly rivers, deltas and port infrastructure, testing approaches to meld expanding frontiers of ecological performance with aesthetics and expanded forms of social and political engagement. Current projects include a comparative Four Coasts project with the Dredge Research Collaborative, Feral Recreation: The Human Use of Restored and Naturalized Lands in California’s Delta, and Wicked Ecologies, a project supported by the Graham Foundation.