Kira Clingen is the Daniel Urban Kiley Fellow and Lecturer in Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is a climate design researcher whose research focuses on place-based scenario planning and visualizing climate futures through speculative fiction. She is also Research Affiliate at the Office for Urbanization at Harvard, where she was the project lead on Compound Vulnerabilities: The Case of Cape Ann, a multi-year scenario planning project looking at regional climate adaptation in coastal Massachusetts.
Kira holds a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and B.A. in Environmental Policy Studies from Rice University. She was a 2016 Thomas J. Watson Fellow, 2021 Planet Reimagined New Futures Fellow, 2023 Aspen Institute Climate Future Leader and is a founding member of the design collaborative APOCATOPIA. Her work has been published in Yale Paprika!, LUNCH Journal, The Plan Journal, and the Plant Humanities Lab at Dumbarton Oaks, among others. She was born, raised, and works on the Gulf of Maine.
Rosalea Monacella, Instructor