curriculum vitae

curriculum vitae

Deborah Zervas
New Haven CT


2014 Book chapter: Considering Public History in “Community Matters”, ed. Paula Horrigan and Mallika Bose; Routledge
2013 Article: Learning from Interventions in “Dokumentation – UDN International Summer School 2011”, ed. Michael Koch, Korinna Thielen, Renée Tribble
2013 Editor (English): “Dokumentation – UDN International Summer School 2011”
2011 Presentation: EDRA42: Implications of Spatial Cognition Research for the Architectural Design Disciplines
2011 Presentation: Erasing Boundaries Symposium:
Considering Public History in Planning and Design Service Learning Settings
2011 Presentation: Erasing Boundaries Symposium:
On the Use of Art Intervention in Participatory Planning Environments
2011 Presentation (Vortrage):
2010 Article: ASLA Urban Design Newsletter:
Use of Art Intervention for Participatory Planning in Urban Environments
2010 MLA Thesis: Communicating Landscape Design Intent to the Non-expert: Small Experiments Using Collage. University of Massachusetts.
2000 Shortlist, Isla Vista Revitalization Design Competition, Isla Vista CA
1994 Third Prize, Public Space in the New American City, International Design Competition, Atlanta, GA
1989 National Science Foundation Fellow, M.I.T., Cambridge MA


2009  Small Space Gallery, New Haven CT    En Masse
2008  City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven CT   Paper Work
2007  City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven CT   The Art of Design
2007  Westport Art Center, Westport CT    Desert Painting 
2003  City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven CT   Ready-to-Wear
2003  City Gallery, New Haven CT   Inside, Outside, Between 
2002  Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library, Stony Creek CT   Transparency
2002  City-Wide Open Studios, New Haven CT   Color Studies
2001  Leonardo Design Competition, Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden CT   Gloves
2000  Leonardo Design Competition, Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden CT
The Dress Bjork Should Have Worn
1997  Leonardo Design Competition, Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden CT   Match Skirt


2000-present WxYZ Design, residential landscape + community design, New Haven CT
2012-present College Art Association
2010-present Environmental Design Research Association


2006-present  Eld Street Neighborhood Association, founder
2006-present  Eld Street Greenspace Community Group, founder
2006-2008  Eld Street Revitalization Project, New Haven CT
Roadway, sidewalks, curbs, tree and perennial plantings
1999-present Edgerton Conservancy Community Garden, member


2010  M.L.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA
2009  International Summer School, Hafencity University, Hamburg, Germany
1993  Secondary Education Teaching Certificate, Earth Science, State of Connecticut
1991  M.S., Earth and Planetary Sciences, M.I.T., Cambridge MA
1989  B.S., Geology, Indiana University, Bloomington IN
1977  B.A., The New School for Social Research, New York, NY



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