Kelsey Wakefield


With investigative curiosity, and a fun-centric approach to complex issues, Kelsey looks into how city systems can be catalysts of social change. She values hands on research practice and loves finding magic in what is already there, but can't be seen or understood. She became involved with city infrastructures as an AmeriCorps VISTA, building community consensus around housing, food and energy security, and has since continued in the same vein presenting on social-energy systems and methods at Dutch Design Week and Yale Unversity. Raised in a petroleum-centric town in Alaska, she is not stranger to being caught between resistance to energy market changes and the call for sustainable action. She looks to collaborate with scientists, engineers and other designers to create meaningful intelligent public infrastructures for the people who use them and hopes to be involved with global conversation regarding socially charged infrastructure practices.
  • Master of Landscape Architecture; Rhode Island School of Design
  • Bachelor of Landscape Architecture; University of Idaho