• Urban open space and its contribution to urban form
  • The planning, design and management of areas for sustainable tourism
  • Cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary teaching
  • The culture of landscape architecture and urban design practice in Australia and Asia



  • Dr Gini Lee is a landscape architect and interior designer and is the Elisabeth Murdoch Chair of Landscape Architecture at the University of Melbourne where she teaches and researches landscape design studio and theory that engages with the curation and postproduction of complex landscapes . Prior to this she was the Professor of Landscape Architecture at Queensland University of Technology (2008-2011) and Head of School at the University of South Australia (1999-2004) as a researcher and lecturer in cultural and critical landscape architecture studies and spatial interior design. She is past Head of School at the University of South Australia where she was a researcher and lecturer in spatial interior design and cultural and critical landscape architecture studies. Her PhD entitled The Intention to Notice: the collection, the tour and ordinary landscapes, investigated ways in which designed landscapes are incorporated into the cultural understandings of individuals and communities. Focusing on the arid environments of Australia, her multidisciplinary research into the water landscapes of remote territories contributes to the scientific and cultural and indigenous understanding and management strategies for fragile landscapes. Her recent curatorial practice is an experiment with Deep Mapping methods to investigate the landscapes of remote and rural Australia. Deep Mapping for the Stony Rises is a contributor to the Stony Rises project for the volcanic country of south western Victoria. Gini’s work derives from aspects of country encountered while travelling over the stony ground of dissimilar landscapes. She is a registered landscape architect.   


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Education and training

  • PhD, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 2006
  • M L Arch, University of Melbourne 1988
  • Dip ID, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology 1977

Awards and honors

  • Prize for PhD by Project, Faculty of the Constructed Environment: "The Intention to Notice: the tour, the collection and ordinary landscapes", RMIT University, 2006
  • University of South AustraliaSupported Researcher for 2005, 2006, 2007, University of South Australia, 2005


Available for supervision

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