Adrianne Wilson is an architectural and graphic designer who works with landscape and its architectural representation. She recently founded Wilson Wootton, a creative collaboration making photography and design around architecture, with the photographer Tobias Wootton. Recent projects include editing a book for Professor Milica Topalovic at the ETH Zürich, and the official documentation of Svizzera 240, the Swiss Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.
For five years, Adrianne worked as a researcher at the Future Cities Laboratory in Singapore. With the multidisciplinary research project, Tourism and Cultural Heritage: A Study of Explorer Franz Junghuhn, she climbed active volcanoes on Java, Indonesia, to study them as very large architectural objects. Her drawings expand on the works of nineteenth-century explorers such as Junghuhn and Alexander von Humboldt by experimenting with multiple planes of representation to relate the volcano's activity to its various modes of human occupancy. The resulting Volcanarium series of drawn volcano contrasts our contemporary sense of wonder against the long geological processes that form the volcano. The drawings have been published in Drawing Futures at The Bartlett and SOILED Journal in the United States, and exhibited at NUS Museum in Singapore and at the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Adrianne has a Master of Architecture (M.Arch, 2013) from UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago) and a Bachelor of Graphic Design from N.C. State University (Raleigh, North Carolina, 1999). Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, her experience includes practice in graphic design and architecture, academic research and teaching, and artistic practice in the United States, Asia and Europe. Currently based in Karlsruhe, Germany, and Zürich, Switzerland, she speaks English, Danish, and some German.
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