Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture
Martin Hogue is an Associate Professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture at Cornell University. Trained as a landscape architect and an architect with a long interest in the arts and a deep passion for design education, his work examines the mechanisms and cultural practices by which locations are invested with the unique potential to acquire the designation of "site". His drawings have been displayed in solo exhibits at over 25 venues across the United States, including The Ohio State University, the Parsons School of Design, the Urban Center in New York, and the University of Southern California. Hogue’s research has been supported with fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, the Center for Land Use Interpretation, the Canadian Center for Architecture, the University of Nebraska, and funded by the New York State Council on the Arts.
Hogue’s most recent work, which focuses on the camp-site and camping culture in the United States, interrogates the discrepancies that exist between the deeply cherished American ideal of ruggedness and independence and the desire for an increasingly sophisticated range of utilities and conveniences. These efforts have resulted in two books, Thirtyfour Campgrounds (MIT Press, 2016) and Making Camp (Princeton Architectural Press, 2023), which trace the histories of its most important and familiar components. Readable as eight individual yet interrelated narratives (the campsite, the campfire, the picnic table, the map, the tent, the sleeping bag, water delivery, and trash collection systems), these histories suggest that rigorous landscape architectural research can allow space for a measure of dry humor.
- Martin Hogue, Making Camp: Histories and Specifications (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2023)
- Martin Hogue, Thirtyfour Campgrounds (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2016)
- Martin Hogue, “Matter Displaced, Organized, Flattened: Recording the Landscape”, in Landscript 5: Material Culture, ed. Jane Hutton, Christophe Girot, Albert Kirchengast (Berlin; JOVIS Verlag GmbH, 2018)
- Martin Hogue, “[Fake] Fake Estates: Reconsidering Gordon Matta-Clark’s Fake Estates”, in Geohumanities: Art, History, Text at the Edge of Place, ed. Michael Dear, Jim Ketchum, Sarah Luria, Doug Richardson (London: Routledge, 2011), pp.38–45.
- Martin Hogue, “A Site Constructed: The Bonneville Salt Flats and the Land Speed Record, 1935–1970”, in Landscape Journal 24:1, 2005, pp.32–49.
- Martin Hogue, “The Site as Project: Lessons from Conceptual Art and Land Art”, in Journal of Architectural Education 57:3 (2005), 54–61.
- LA 5010 Design Studio I
- LA 5050 Representing Landscapes
- LA 6940 Landscape in Film
- LA 6940 The City in Film
- LA 2020 Constructed Grounds Studio
- LA 7020 Interstate 90 Studio
441 Kennedy Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
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Master of Landscape Architecture
University of Toronto
John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design
Master of Architecture
Graduate School of Design
Bachelor of Architecture
Université de Montréal
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