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M.L.A., Harvard University Graduate School of Design, 2004

B.Arch, Savannah College of Art and Design, 2001

 

Carolina Aragón is an artist and educator who uses public art to transform landscapes, engage communities, and teach students. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and a Bachelor of Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her artwork, inspired by natural phenomena, seeks to create moments of increased connection to place and environmental understanding through moments of wonder and play.

As an assistant professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Carolina’s work blends artistry and transdisciplinary practices that bring together research, craft, and community engagement. Her work embodies a view of public art as a medium for experimenting with innovative materials, transforming urban landscapes, and engaging communities—especially around issues of climate change. Her most recent art installations include FutureSHORELINE, a floating and land installation depicting future levels of sea level rise and proposed climate adaptation strategies for the Fort Point Channel and several other artworks like RisingEMOTIONS, FutureWATERS/AGUASfuturas, and High Tide which have visualized future flooding due to sea level rise in several areas of Boston, MA.

Carolina has been named as one of 2020 CODAworx Creative Revolutionaries; her artwork has been displayed at the World Bank’s Art of Resilience Exhibition 2019 in Washington, DC, as well as showcased in multiple venues, including the National Park Service’s video: 100 Years of Arts in the Parks.

Courses

SUSTCOMM/LANDARCH 197A - Introduction to Sustainable Planning & Design
LANDARCH  397B - Studio III Public Space design
LANDARCH  501 - Studio I Introduction to Landscape Design & Representation
SUSTCOMM 297L - Visual Communication: Design Principles & Digital Skills

sWARM from CAROLINA ARAGON with ART FOR PUBLIC GOOD, COOLER COMMUNITIES, DUGGAN ACADEMY, and UMASS LARP on Youtube.

 

FutureSHORELINE from CAROLINA ARAGON on Vimeo.

RisingEMOTIONS from CAROLINA ARAGON on Vimeo.

FutureWATERS | AGUASfuturas from CAROLINA ARAGON on Vimeo.Video by Christopher Rucinski (BSLA '16)