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Allison is a creative practitioner, researcher, and writer working across the fields of urban design, cultural geography, visual art, and environmental advocacy. Her past and current projects range from the facilitation of workshops, curation of exhibitions, creation of installations, and design of experiences to better connect people to their landscape. Allison holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo and an MFA in Art, Space, and Nature from the University of Edinburgh, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Her writing has been published by The Nature of Cities, Creative Carbon Scotland, SciArt in America, and The Edinburgh Journal.

More of Allison’s work can be seen at The Dinner Lab and City Croft websites.

EXHIBITIONS/WORKSHOPS/TALKS

LAGI Glasgow exhibition at Edinburgh College of Art: guest lecturer, Edinburgh College of Art, 2017

Embodied: artist, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation2015

Edible Cities Edinburgh: event organiser and facilitator, Tent Gallery2015

Edinburgh Green Tease: event speaker and organiser, Creative Carbon Scotland and Tent Gallery, 2015

URBANE: curator, Tent Gallery, 2015

Story: artist, Tent Gallery, 2014

Morph: artist, Tent Gallery, 2014

Art Late South: artist and food designer, Edinburgh Art Festival with New Media Scotland at Tent Gallery, 2014

Arboreal: artist, Patriothall Gallery, 2014

C: artist, Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, 2014

Element: artist, Pier Arts Centre, 2014

Utopia: artist, Tent Gallery, 2013

Dystopia: artist, Tent Gallery, 2013

AWARDS, FUNDING, AND GRANTS

University of Edinburgh Innovative Learning Week Program Funding (2015)

Andrew Grant Art Space Nature Architecture Prize (2014)

University of Edinburgh Principal’s Go Abroad Fund (2014)

Shortlisted for Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition (2014)

Sigma Lambda Alpha Honor Society Travel Grant (2013)

California Polytechnic University San Luis Obispo Landscape Architecture Award for Academic Achievement (2013)

American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Merit (2013)

California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo Dean’s List (2008-2013)

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