- Master of Landscape Architecture, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
- Master in Design Studies, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
- Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Washington University, St Louis
Danika Cooper is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning. The core of her research centers around the geopolitics of scarcity, alternative water ontologies, and designs for resiliency in the world's arid regions. Her work incorporates historiographical research methods, landscape architecture visualization, and theories of urban infrastructure to evaluate and design for environmentally and socially just landscapes. Specifically, Cooper is focused on finding alternatives to prevailing nineteenth-century conceptions that the aridlands should be overturned through technocratic solutions and neoliberal politics. Her work has been published and exhibited across the world, and she has practiced in both the United States and India. Previously, she was the 2015-2016 Designer-in-Residence teaching fellow at the University of Illinois, Department of Landscape Architecture.
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- Courses Taught
LA 287 Representation as Research
LA 254 Towards a Resilient Arid Future
LA 252B MLA / MLA-EP Thesis Prep
LA 234 Introduction to Drawing for Landscape Architects
LA 202 Drawing the Desert
LA 189 Contemporary Approaches to Visualization in Landscape Architecture
- Selected Publications