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University of Southern California

Aroussiak Gabrielian

Aroussiak Gabrielian is a speculative designer with training in architecture, landscape architecture, and media arts. Her design work aims to torque our imaginaries to help us re-think our interactions with both human and non-human agents on this planet. She is Co-Founder and Design Director of foreground design agency, a critical design practice. Gabrielian holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts Practice from the School of Cinematic Arts at USC and a dual masters in Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work on alternative environmental futures has received numerous awards including the Tomorrowland Projects Foundation Award administered through the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Word Changing Ideas Awards recognized by Fast Company, and the Rome Prize in Landscape Architecture from the American Academy in Rome. In Fall 2019, she will begin her appointment as Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture + Urbanism at the School of Architecture at USC.


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