Karen May Researcher
Karen’s background in art, ecology, and political theory, as well as her experience as a professional designer, has fueled an interest in advocacy work as a creative practice, and pursuing design as research. Trained as a landscape architect, she is currently a research and design fellow at the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, and occasional adjunct faculty in the school’s department of landscape architecture. The studio’s work centres around visualizing, communicating, and engaging in the complex interactions between built and natural systems in the Mississippi River Delta, the current land loss crisis facing Coastal Louisiana, and the landscape infrastructure solutions proposed to address this issue. Karen has exhibited in group shows at the Larry Wayne Richards Gallery and the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, and was a team lead designer for the MOVE Exhibit with the Institute Without Boundaries at Evergreen Brickworks.