Jane Wolff Associate Professor,
University of Toronto
Jane Wolff’s design research work investigates the hybrid landscapes that emerge from interactions between natural processes and cultural interventions. Her subjects have ranged from western Netherlands and the California Delta to post-Katrina New Orleans, the shoreline of San Francisco Bay and the metropolitan landscape of Toronto, but her projects have the same aim: to develop language for these difficult—and often contested—places that can be shared among the wide range of audiences with a stake in the future. Based on the premise that proposals for the future must be inspired by an understanding of the past and present, her projects translate documentary information into tools for design.
Ms. Wolff is an associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. She holds a bachelor’s degree in visual and environmental studies from Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges and a master’s degree in landscape architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.