Virginia Hanusik is an artist and architectural researcher whose work focuses on the connections between culture and the built environment. Her projects explore the effects of climate change through physical and social analyses of landscapes. She has worked with communities and state agencies in Louisiana and New York on climate adaptation strategies and environmental equity initiatives, and has been supported by the Graham Foundation and the Mellon Foundation for her work in architecture and photography. Her current project, A Receding Coast: The Architecture and Infrastructure of South Louisiana, chronicles the region’s history of architectural adaptation and relationship with water through a compilation of maps, historic images, and interviews. Virginia’s photographs have been featured in Domus, The Atlantic, Places Journal, The Times-Picayune, Oxford American, NPR, Fast Company, and others. She received a BA from Bard College and was ranked as one of the 100 Most Influential Urbanists of 2017 by Planetizen.