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Christen Oakes


Christen Oakes (BDes, MLA) 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, intermedia art, and landscape architecture, she moves between design, art, and theory as methods for her work.


Am Body
MLA Graduate Project, 2022.

Senakw to Vanier Park: A Landscape Colonized
Philip Tattersfield Competition Honourable Mention, BCSLA, 2020.

Understanding Decolonization in Placemaking Practices: A Settler’s Attempt

Inclusion by Design
Together: Alberta’s Notebook for the Global Goals, by the Alberta
Council for Global Cooperation, 2017.


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.