Dr. Ana Kučan is a professor of landscape design and theory at the Department of Landscape Architecture of the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and a principal of Studio AKKA. After graduating in landscape architecture at the University of Ljubljana, she continued her studies in urban design at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, and then returned to Ljubljana to complete her doctoral dissertation. She has won prominent urban and landscape design competitions, both individually and with Studio AKKA. Her work has received several national and international awards, among them a nomination for the Rosa Barba award in 2006. She published Landscape as a National Symbol in 1998, a work based on her doctoral thesis. Ana Kučan was a member of the first Editorial Advisory Board of the academic Journal of Landscape Architecture and writes for Landscape Architecture Europe. She’s been invited to lecture at several universities in Europe, presented her work at the AIA in New York and at the IFLA Congress in St. Petersburg and holds the Libera Chair of Excellency. She is also the leading team member of the project All Shades of Green, presented at the 12th Biennale of Architecture in Venice in 2010.
photo: Jože Suhadolnik