Liska Chan is Associate Dean for Faculty in the Clark Honors College and Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at the College of Design, University of Oregon.
She received her Masters of Landscape Architecture from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts in American Landscape Studies and Sustainable Agriculture from Hampshire College.
In her design studios and media courses, Chan encourages a culture of speculation, risk-taking and open dialogue. Her creative practice resides in two distinct areas, representation and landscape reclamation, and most of her projects tie the two areas together. Using cultural theory and art theory as points of departure, her work explores methods for communicating and working, and the disconnect and tension created in the translation from drawing to landscape. Most of the sites and projects with which she tests questions of representation are environmentally marginalized urban sites in need of remediation.