RSE_Tiny Taxonomy COVER 2017


Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation. (University of Minnesota Press)

"The Timber Culture Act" - Chapter 4, Confronting Treelessness, in Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation (Arnoldia)

Landscapes of Retreat. (K.Verlag)

"Practice Landscape". (PLAT 11)

"Tabula Rasa" - Designing South Florida. (OASE 110)

"An Impermanent Inventory" - Plant Collections for a Changing Climate. (Arnoldia)

"Wild Rice Waters" - Recovering the St. Louis River Estuary through the practice of wild rice harvest.              (Places Journal)

"The Future of the Future - The Design-Research of Sponsland." (Archined)

"A Walk Through Time, Part I" - A guided walk at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University.

"The Politics of the Rhizosphere" - Rosetta S. Elkin talks to Anna Tsing about partnering, pathogens, and profit. (Harvard Design Magazine)

"Live Matter" - Reorienting and recognizing plants for their aliveness. (JOLA)

"The Prefixes of Forestation" - Questioning legacies that convert biomes from desert to forest and from forest back to field. (Harvard Design Magazine)

"Editing Pedagogy" - Foregoing the obvious to explore the nuances, the connections, and the materials that amalgamate across scales.

"Planting Coastal Infrastructure" - Moving beyond restoration to dissolve the limiting dichotomy between green and grey infrastructure. (Climate Change Management)

"Dryland Forests" - Desertification and the rise of defense ecology. (Portal 9)

"Plant Life" - Rosetta S. Elkin talks to Stephannie Fell and Francisco Quintana about "plant blindness." (ARQ)  

"Plant Life: The Practice of  'Working Together'" - How novel spatial practices can help us shed the perception of plant fixity. (New Geographies)

"A Perspective on Taxonomy" - Exploring the origins of natural classification. (Actar)

"Planting the Desert" - Highlighting the tension between engineering infrastructure and cultivating healthy ecosystems. (Revising Green Infrastructure)

"From Empire to Ecology" - How acknowledging plant's independent behavior can help us untangle assumptions of the Anthropocene. (America Academy in Rome)

"Retreat vs. Rebuild" - A collection of prompts and papers framing the Retreat vs. Rebuild colloquium.


Book Review: The Mass-Produced Forest. "A review of Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation by Rosetta S. Elkin." By Jennifer Wolch. (Landscape Architecture Magazine)

"Matthan on Elkin, 'Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation.'" By Tanya Matthan. (H-Environment)

"Knock on Wood: Solutions don’t always grow in trees." By John Baglow (Literary Review of Canada)


"Index of Formation" - A plant catalogue of individual trees at Mt. Auburn Cemetery.                                                      (GSD Student Collaboration)