alexandra regan toland

research narratives in artistic ecology



Alexandra Regan Toland is a visual artist and environmental planner with a doctorate degree from the TU-Berlin Institute for Ecology. Research interests include: socially engaged art, relational aesthetics, urban ecology, soil protection, sustainible agriculture, the Anthropocene, and transdisciplinary processes in sustainibility sciences. Alex has held lectures and teaching positions at the TU-Berlin, UDK, and Leuphana University and published on the topics of environmental art and aesthetics as they apply to soil protection issues. She has co-chaired the German Soil Science Society’s (DBG) Commission on Soils in Education and Society from 2011 to 2015, and is currently editing a book that brings together 50 international artists with leading scientists to discuss specific challenges and creative possibilities of soil protection in the age of the Anthropocene. In her artistic practice, Alex explores social and cultural issues of urban soils and vegetation. She has worked as a freelance photographer for the environmental visualization firm Lenne 3D from 2006 – 2008 and participated as a design researcher at the Wriezener Park Open Space Lab in Berlin-Friedrichshain from 2005 – 2009. In her free time, Alex is a passionate beekeeper, vermicomposter, forager, forester, daydreamer, and mother of two. You can download an extended CV here: ARToland_CV_2018

contact: a.r.toland (at)

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