Emily Wettstein

Design Critic in Landscape Architecture

Emily Wettstein is an instructor in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. With a background in art, documentation, and fabrication, she explores the overlaps among the built environment’s parallel disciplines. Her current work focuses on understandings of, and relationships to, hinterlands.

During graduate school, Emily worked as a landscape designer at ZUS (Zones Urbaines Sensibles) in Rotterdam and at WORKac in New York. She previously worked in the photo and film industry, primarily with photographer Martin Schoeller, and on documentaries that include ArchiCulture and Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present.

Emily has both Master of Architecture and Master of Landscape Architecture degrees from the Harvard GSD, where her thesis, NONSITE: Displacing Purgatory, was nominated for the James Templeton Kelley Prize. She holds a BA in Studio Art with a minor in Psychology from Lehigh University.