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Christen Oakes


Bio

Christen Oakes is a Master of Landscape Architecture student at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. She is interested in how landscapes access and alter the emotional realms of their inhabitants, and in using pedagogy to inspire others. With a background in industrial design and intermedia art, she moves between design, art, and theory as methods for her work.

Publications

Senakw to Vanier Park: A Landscape Colonized
Philip Tattersfield Competition Honourable Mention, BCSLA, 2020.
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Understanding Decolonization in Placemaking Practices: A Settler’s Attempt
2019.
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Inclusion by Design
Together: Alberta’s Notebook for the Global Goals, by the Alberta
Council for Global Cooperation, 2017.
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Exhibitions

Landscapes in Making
Contributed work: i have done nothing wrong. Group exhibition, digital, 2021.

Some Days Are Better Than Others
Contributed work: Delicate Territory. Group exhibition. Latitude 53 Gallery, Edmonton AB, 2017.

Only Beyond
Art installation. University of Alberta Rutherford South Library, 2016.