Hannah Matson
Assistant Professor
Landscape Architecture

Office: ENVD 144

Green Infrastructure | Social Justice | Environmental Justice | Speculative Design | History

Zannah Matson’s research and design work focuses on the histories and contemporary reinterpretations of landscapes throughout processes of colonization, extraction, and state infrastructure projects. Her current work traces the afterlives of coloniality through highway construction in Colombia’s Eastern piedmont landscapes to think about power structures, transportation infrastructure, and visual representation in Latin American landscapes more generally. 

Zannah is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Architectural Education, and the Social Media Editor for Landscape Research Journal. She is an active member of Beyond Extraction, which is a collective of researchers, writers, artists, and activists who come together to critically investigate and resist extraction in its various forms.

Zannah has previously worked as an Assistant Teaching Professor of Landscape Architecture at Penn State University and as a Design for Spatial Justice Fellow at the University of Oregon Department of Landscape Architecture. She has a Master in Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and in professional practice worked with OPSYS Landscape Infrastructure Lab as Project Manager and Lead Exhibition Designer for the Canada Pavilion at the Venice 2016 Architecture Biennale. Matson is currently a PhD Candidate in Human Geography at the University of Toronto, where her work has been funded by a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Award and an Ontario Graduate Scholarship.