Daniela Coray

Daniela Coray is Managing Editor of Places. In that capacity she is project manager for the Mellon Foundation-funded initiative “An Unfinished Atlas.”

Daniela is trained as a landscape architect and has worked in both practice and academia. Most recently she was a research associate with the Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she managed the Equitable Resilience Initiative and designed a new massive open online course on Cities and Climate Change, in partnership with Columbia University and Pratt Institute. Previously, Daniela was on the faculty at Boston Architectural College; an Ada Louise Huxtable Fellow in Civic Engagement at MASS Design Group; and an invited juror/instructor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Rhode Island School of Design.

She has published her MLA thesis, Mountain|Water|Word: an ecosystemic perspective on social and environmental repair in Medellin, Colombia (Arkitekturax Visión FUA, 2019), and contributed art production, research, and design for Social Urbanism: Reframing Spatial Design, Discourses from Latin America (ORO, 2020). Daniela’s focus on the intersection between place identity and narrative are rooted in a deep belief in the transformative power of storytelling.

Daniela studied and lived in England from 2007 to 2013, earning a B.A. in landscape architecture and M.A. in environmental art from Falmouth University. Her relationship with public art continues in her ongoing collaboration with the social enterprise Art For Public Good.