Andrea Hansen teaches core and option studios and lectures on representation and advanced digital media. Her research, writing and design practice, Fluxscape, focuses on the use of open source data and web platforms to map conditions and spur change in urban environments. Her website and upcoming book, Visualizing Systems, explores the mapping and visualization of complex systems through the use of both contemporary and historic precedents. In addition to her work on Visualizing Systems, she acts as an advocate for media-based urbanism through her writing with the site LandscapeUrbanism.com and creation of the blog landscape overlook(ed), which aims to provide a stronger voice for landscape architecture in the mainstream media.
Andrea holds a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a dual Master of Landscape Architecture/Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was the recipient of several awards including the George Madden Boughton Prize, the Warren P. Laird Award, the William M. Mehlhorn Scholarship, and the Van Alen Traveling Fellowship. Recently, Andrea was named the inaugural Daniel Urban Kiley Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and was also chosen as one of Next American City’s “40 Under 40” Vanguard class of urban leaders.