Ben Barsotti Scott Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Landscape representation, gender and public space, national parks, contemporary landscape photography.
Master of Landscape Architecture, 2017. University of Virginia School of Architecture.
Bachelor of Arts in Art History, 2010, Magna cum Laude with Honors. Knox College.
“Altering the Landscape a Little Bit: Queer Space-Making in Collier Schorr’s Blumen,” at Senses and Spaces: 14th Annual Graduate History Symposium, University of Toronto, May 10-11, 2018.
“MoMA Ab Ex iPad App: New Technologies in Visitor Engagement.“ October 20, 2012, Knox College Alumni Lectures in Art History.
Exhibitions and publications
article, “Altering the Landscape a Little Bit: Queer Space-Making in Collier Schorr’s Blumen,” under review at a journal of architectural history (forthcoming special issue, 2019).
article, (with Julie Shapiro), “An Unfinished Survey: Unrestrooms and Exhibition Design as Research,” Critical Planning Journal, vol. 25 “Social Justice and Planning” (forthcoming, 2019).
exhibition, “Unrestrooms, an unfinished survey of gender and public space” (as Bad Little Brother) March 2-April 5, 2018, Front/Space, Kansas City, MO.
exhibition, “Yes, It Can Be Done: National Park Service Expanding, 1950–1980.“ Spring 2016, East Gallery, University of Virginia School of Architecture.
exhibition, “Arctic States” (under Arctic Design Group). April 2015. University of Virginia School of Architecture.
2019–present, Landscape Designer. SCAPE.
2017–2019, Designer. Ken Smith Workshop.
2016-present, co-director. Bad Little Brother design research.
2015–2016, Research Manager, Benjamin C. Howland Papers. UVa School of Architecture and Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
2014–2016, Research Assistant, Arctic Design Group. UVa School of Architecture
2012–2014, Assistant to the Chair, Department of American Art. Art Institute of Chicago
Teaching and critique experience
2018, Guest Critic, “Queer Space,” Winter Session 2018, RISD Architecture. Instructor: T Deutch
2017, Teaching Assistant, Summer Design Institute, University of Virginia School of Architecture. Instructors: Leena Cho and Montserrat Bonvehi Rosich.
2016–2017, Research and Teaching Assistant, Theories of Modern Landscape Architecture. UVa School of Architecture. Instructor: Elizabeth K. Meyer
Fellowships and workshops
Summer 2017, Dumbarton Oaks Graduate Workshop in Garden and Landscape Studies, Washington, DC
Summer–Fall 2015, Ecological Society of America, Earth Stewardship Initiative Fellowship, Baltimore, MD
Spring 2014, Chicago Expander, Archeworks
Summer 2013, Poplar Forest Architectural Restoration Field School , Forest, VA.
Awards and honors 2018, (as Bad Little Brother with Peggy Noland) honorable mention for design proposal “Simple Made-Up Machines.” Materials and Applications, Los Angeles, CA.
2017, Allison Ingraham Memorial Award, University of Virginia School of Architecture
2017, Virginia ASLA Award of Merit
2009, Beverly Bender Award for Scholarship in Art, Knox College Department of Art & Art History
2007, Al Young Award for Printmaking, Knox College Department of Art & Art History
Service Organizing member, Programming and Performance Committee, “Art Work 6: Recent works by staff and faculty of the Art Institute of Chicago”, Spring 2013. Sullivan Galleries at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Student member, “Green Team” Coalition for Sustainable Institutional Practices, 2007-08. Knox College.