Jacques Abelman Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture & Environment


Jacques Abelman joins the Department of Landscape Architecture as assistant professor. Prior to joining A&AA, Abelman served as assistant lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, research assistant to Thomas Oles at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture, founded the design firm groundcondition landscape architecture in Amsterdam, and served as a designer for landscape architecture firms in The Netherlands. His research focuses on the potential of landscape at the intersection of the social, the spatial, and the ecological. His research and built work seeks to weave together spatial design, social justice, and food systems into the fabric of public space and infrastructure. He is active in Europe, South America, and the United States. His research and teaching focus on multifunctional green infrastructure systems, urban agroforestry, infrastructural ecology, and the emerging field of landscape democracy. Abelman has exhibited his work internationally. He has a MLA from the Academie van Bouwkunst Amsterdam, a master’s in design for the environment from the University of the Arts London, and a bachelor’s in environmental science, fine arts, and philosophy from Amherst College.