Rosetta Sarah Elkin is a Lecturer of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where her teaching and research focuses on innovative applications of ecological and vegetative technologies that consider the role of plants from innovative seed mechanics to bionetworks. Rosetta also teaches in the core studio sequence and leads seminars in graphic representation and phytogeography.
Rosetta is a registered landscape architect in the Netherlands, where she is the principle of rse-landscape a design studio that was founded in 2007, operating as a design studio and consultancy. Her work has been featured internationally, including installations at Les Jardins de Metis, CASLA and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and in publications such as Topos Magazine, Lotus International and Conditions magazine. Her current research is focused on the historic and geopolitical procedures of using live matter to address complex urban and rural issues. Her work has received numerous awards, and is funded by Fonds BKVB (NL) and The Graham Foundation for the Arts (US). Rosetta has also taught at the Academie Bouwkunst and Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Rosetta was previously the Daniel Urban Kiley Fellow at GSD in 2012-13. Rosetta also served as faculty editor for Platform 6, recently launched by GSD and Actar (2013).