hirschALISON B. HIRSCH received her Ph.D. in Architecture and her M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania.  She was a Lecturer in the Landscape Architecture Department of Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and will receive her MLA in May (2011).  Her current scholarship considers the creative process Lawrence Halprin developed in collaboration with his wife, dancer and choreographer Anna Halprin.  Alison’s articles on Halprin appear in Journal of Architectural Education, Studies in the History of Gardens and Designed Landscapes and forthcoming in Landscape Journal (Fall 2011).  In 2007-2008, Alison curated a drawings exhibition, titled “Lawrence Halprin: The Choreography of Gardens,” for the university’s Kroiz Gallery.  Alison has taught seminars on how body movement has influenced the perception, reception and design of the environment over the past century and how such movement might serve as a generative design device.  She has also published on the history of participatory design and urban designers’ varied response to public disorientation caused urban renewal in the 1960s and 1970s.