Rosetta Sarah Elkin, the 2012-2013 GSD Daniel Urban Kiley Fellow in Landscape Architecture is awarded a research grant from the Graham Foundation for her proposal Cultivating Scale: Planting the Desert. Elkin’s research “proposes to reveal the elements that are essential to planting as a defense, to raise awareness of how these projects are transforming the environment” and “will consider the role of individual species from innovative seed mechanics to bionetworks.”
Elkin is a landscape architect based in the Netherlands. Her practice, RSE-Landscape was founded in 2007 and operates internationally as a design consultancy focused on urbanism and landscape. Rosetta’s work has a strong focus on research, using vegetative and ecological solutions to solve complex urban and rural issues.