Heike Rahmann


Dr Rahmann's research explores the intersection of landscape and contemporary urbanism with focus on design practice and theory. Her most recent project explores the relationship between digital technologies, landscape architecture design practice and fabrication.

She is the co-author of a forthcoming book published by Routledge, which examines the potential of new media to expand landscape architecture design into a more dynamic field of creativity and enquiry. She is also co-author with Marieluise Jonas of Tokyo Void: Possibilities in Absence (Jovis, forthcoming).

Dr Rahmann has a background in landscape construction and worked as a contractor before pursuing her academic career. Her international work experiences cover various practices within the fields of landscape architecture, environmental and urban design. She has established a strong partnership with industry, community and government bodies, especially in Japan, Germany and Australia and is a member of IFLA Japan.

She holds a PhD in Architecture from the University of Tokyo where she received awards from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Japanese Government (MEXT). Until recently, she was a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo, Institute of Industrial Science, to undertake research on the culture and ecology of interstitial spaces in Tokyo.

Teaching

Dr Rahmann teaches design studios and core subjects, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, which introduce digital technologies as tool for creative exploration and as a strategic link between design, construction and material applications.

In 2013, she was the recipient of the MSD Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning.

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