Elliott Maltby

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Adjunct Associate Professor Graduate Architecture & Urban Design emaltby@pratt.edu 718.399.4327 p Brooklyn Campus, Higgins Hall North 1ST FL

Current Course Listing (3)

20/FA-PLAN-725A-01 Parks & Open Space

20/FA-PLAN-725A-01 Parks & Open Space

20/FA-PLAN-725A-01V Parks & Open Space

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B.A., Kenyon College (Thesis: Use of Laughter in Nietzsche)
Master of Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley (Thesis: Geography of Time)


Elliott is a founding partner of thread collective and a professor in Pratt’s Panning and Sustainable Environmental Systems programs. thread collective is an multi-disciplinary design studio that explores the seams between building, art, and landscape. Her work as a designer and an academic explores public space, with a particular focus on the intersection of social and ecological conditions. She believes that art and design can improve the sustainability and vitality of the urban experiment, and is interested in how communities co-opt and transform derelict and peripheral landscapes. Trained as a landscape architect, Elliott has a long worked closely with artists and scientists; the Gowanus Field Stations were shaped by an ongoing dialogue with ichthyologist and author John Waldman. With choreographer Jennifer Monson, she is developing an innovative cross-disciplinary collaboration platform for researching urban ecologies, using the body as an instrument. They have presented their work widely, most recently as artists in residence at the University of Michigan.