Elena is a practicing architect (OAPPC Venezia / ARB London), landscape urbanist and researcher with a PhD in Urbanism (IUAV 2021). Elena has worked with several practices among which Bernardo Secchi-Paola Viganò, MAARCH and OMA, in Europe and Argentina. Her works have been published in both printed and digital media, and include exhibits at the Venice Biennales, Milan Triennale and has been showcased in galleries in Japan, Chile and Hong Kong.
Elena received her March in Architecture from the IUAV (2011) and is a graduate of the Landscape Urbanism Programme of the Architectural Association (2015). She was awarded grants to study at the HKU in Hong Kong, the AA in London and as PhD Visiting Researcher at the Tongji University of Shanghai, at XJTLU Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University of Suzhou and at the AA.
Elena has taught both at the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the AA since 2015 and leads the AA Visiting School Programme Terrain Lab. She also taught at the Universidad de Navarra and at Leeds Beckett University and led a variety of Visiting Programmes internationally (Italy, Spain, Albania, Myanmar and Pyongyang North Korea). Currently, she is a Post-Doc Research fellow at the IUAV University of Venice where she is researching the conditions of inhabitation in the venetian territory and its lagoon.
Elena currently holds a post-doc research fellow position within the newly formed Laboratory for Artifacts and Businesses among IUAV-Ca’ Foscari Universities and directs the Terrain Lab Visiting Programme of the Architectural Association. Elena’s work focuses on the intersection of architecture and landscape urbanism, with geography, urban political ecology and environmental studies. Her research explores the idea of a territorial practice which acknowledges the inherently conflicting dynamics driving human occupation, be it urban or remote.
Longhin, Elena. 2021. ‘Shaped by Power. Alpine Geographies of Climate Change’ Ardeth n.8 (BURN-OUT).
2021. ‘Reframing Machinic Landscapes. Crises and Conflicts of an infrastructural nature between the mountain and the plain.’ In Atti Della XXIII Conferenza Nazionale SIU. Dowwnscaling, Rightsizing. Contrazione demografica e riorganizzazione spaziale, Torino, 17-18 Giugno 2021, edited by AA. VV., 111–17. Roma-Milano: Planum Publisher.
2020. Machinic Landscpaes. ‘The territorial machine in the environmental crisis. Resources and conflicts in the north-east’ Officina 30 (Aree Interne. Jul-Sep 2020): 78–81.
Clara Oloriz, Longhin, Elena, Howe Chan, and Chris Lo. 2019. ‘Curving Projections: An Expanding Meaning of Desertification’. In Landscape as Territory, edited by Clara Oloriz, 84–91. Barcelona: Actar.
2018. ‘Landscape of Power . Water as a Political Ecology and the Influence on Forms of Power’. In ECLAS 2018: Book of Proceedings, 128–33.