Violeta Burckhardt (* 1987) studied architecture in Mexico City (UNAM) and urban design at the TU Berlin and the Tongji University in Shanghai. She is currently working as an independent landscape architect, artist, writer, and curator in Zurich, where she develops research and practice-oriented projects. Apart from her work experience in architecture offices like raumlabor and VOGT Landscape Architects, she has also worked in film and Art production, curated several cultural events as a member of VOGT Landscape Architects, and co-designed exhibitions such as Environment [al] at Sci-Arc, First the Forests in Harvard and Migrating Landscapes at the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2021. She exhibited her work in festivals, art spaces, and museums in venues such as SALTS, Basel, and Phaeno Museum in Wolfsburg with a project developed in conjunction with the artist Andreas Greiner. She recently released a book called „Paradise Now. Die Neuen Grenzen des Gartens“ co-written with Günther Vogt and edited by Frank Fehrenbach- an investigation into shifting ecosystems as a result of human activities and the thresholds that separate our notions of architecture and landscape. Violeta currently holds a position as a scientific research assistant at the Elli Mosayebi Professorship, Architecture Department, ETH Zürich, where she carries out activities as an academic researcher and teacher, with a particular focus on the concept of durability and ecological thinking within building practices today.