Justine Holzman is an assistant professor of landscape architecture at the University of Toronto, a member of the Dredge Research Collaborative, and a research affiliate for the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab at Harvard. Holzman joins the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design after teaching at the University of Tennessee and Louisiana State University as a visiting assistant professor where she also worked as a research fellow with the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio, a transdisciplinary research studio working on coastal issues in Louisiana. She received an MLA from LSU and a Bachelor of Arts in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley.
Her research recognizes the inherent responsive capabilities of landscape materiality and speculates on the development of synthetic ecologies dependent on responsive technologies for nuanced monitoring and material reconfiguration. She recently co-authored a book with Bradley Cantrell, Responsive Landscapes: Strategies for Responsive Technologies in Landscape Architecture (2016), framing a comprehensive view of interactive and responsive projects and their relationship to environmental space. Holzman pursues ceramic art alongside landscape architecture and is exploring digital and analog methods of making with ceramic material in relation to the built environment. Her work was recently exhibited the Museum of Craft and Design in San Francisco at a part of “Data Clay: Digital Strategies for Parsing the Earth”.
Additionally, Holzman maintains the site responsivelandscapes.com, showcasing collaborative research and teaching with Bradley Cantrell.