Senior Research Associate, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Director of the Master in Landscape Architecture Program, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Gareth Doherty's research and teaching focus on the intersections between landscape architecture, urbanism, and anthropology. Dr Doherty's newest book, Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State, was published in 2017 by the University of California Press. Based on long-term ethnographic fieldwork, Doherty explores the landscapes of Bahrain, where green represents a plethora of implicit human values and exists in dialectical tension with other culturally and environmentally significant colors and hues. Explicit in his book is the argument that concepts of color and object are mutually defining and thus a discussion about green becomes a discussion about the creation of space and place.
Previous publications include Is Landscape…? Essays on the Identity of Landscape, edited with Charles Waldheim (Routledge, 2016); and Ecological Urbanism, edited with Mohsen Mostafavi, (Lars Müller Publishers, 2010, and revised in 2016), which has been translated into Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese with Arabic and Persian editions in process. Doherty is a founding editor of the New Geographies journal and editor-in- chief of New Geographies 3: Urbanisms of Color.
Doherty received a Doctor of Design degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2010 and received his Master of Landscape Architecture and Certificate in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned masters and undergraduate degrees from University College Dublin.