Aroussiak Gabrielian is a PhD candidate in Media Arts + Practice at USC School Cinematic Arts. Her research utilizes expanded cinematic media to develop new ways of reading and visualizing the spatial, situational, temporal, and tactile phenomena of landscape. Trained as an architect and landscape architect, she is co-founder and director of foreground design agency, a transdisciplinary design practice in Los Angeles. She has practiced architecture and landscape architecture internationally and has taught at University of Pennsylvania, University of Toronto, and University of Southern California. In 2017-2018 she will be in residence at the American Academy in Rome as a Rome Prize Fellow.