Ann Komara, associate professor and chair of Landscape Architecture, College of Architecture and Planning at CU Denver, has been awarded a residency fellowship by the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.
She will be in residence Jan. 28 through Feb. 28 at the foundation’s campus in the south of France, facing the Mediterranean Sea, amid the surrounding natural beauty of Cap Canaille and the Calanques National Park.
Founded by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, the residential center encourages the visionary work of scholars, artists and leading thinkers in the arts and humanities by offering time and space in a contemplative environment to think, create and connect.
Komara’s project is writing a scholarly article examining images for a reception history of the Parc des Buttes Chaumont (Paris, 1867) designed by J.C.A. Alphand, accompanied by creating a series of mixed-media collage images. These complementary products establish an innovative approach to interpreting and understanding this influential urban park.