Camille Kauffman, b. 1994 is a Toronto based artist and landscape designer. She holds a Bachelor of Design in Digital Futures from OCADU. She is currently a graduate student in Landscape Architecture at the University of Guelph. Her practice as an emerging landscape designer is multidisciplinary, including drafting, drawing, painting, photography, using GIS, mind-mapping, research, material experiments, mock-ups and digital modelling. She enjoys collaborating with a diverse range of clients and other professionals to create functional, beautiful, safe, democratic and innovative outdoor spaces.
Her area of interests within the field of Landscape Architecture are broad. They include (but are not limited to), cultural heritage preservation and adaptation, adaptive reuse, stormwater management, low impact design, ecological design, urban agriculture and community gardens, environmental restoration and phytoremediation, design for health, and community-lead design processes.
Her areas of special interest include Urban Agriculture and Design Methods. Urban agriculture has interesting and powerful social, political, environmental and practical applications. Creative, research-driven and participatory design frameworks have exciting potential to make public space design more democratic and inclusive to underserved public stakeholders.