Elise Misao Hunchuck is a transdisciplinary researcher, editor, writer, and educator. Based in Berlin and Milan, Elise’s practice brings together architecture, landscape architecture, and media studies to research, write and teach about the political ecologies of sites in Canada, Japan, China, and Ukraine. She is the journal editor and a festival curator of transmediale festival and an editorial board member for the journal SCAPEGOAT: Architecture, Landscape, Political Economy. Alongside Marco Ferrari and Jingru (Cyan) Cheng, she co-led the architectural design studio ADS7: Politics of the Atmosphere at the Royal College of Art in London (2019–2022), as well as design studios and advising thesis students at The Bartlett School of Architecture. Currently, she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at GSAPP at Columbia University.
Her writing and editorial works have been published in The Avery Review, revue Habitante, The Funambulist, FLASH Art, Fotograf, Archive Books, Edinburgh University Press, University of Minnesota Press series Art after Nature, MIT Press, Onassis Foundation, Spector Books, and Sternberg Press. She is also a 2022 Graham Foundation Grantee.