Nico King is an interdisciplinary artist, researcher in modern landscape history, and a trained landscape designer. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Visual Arts at UCSD where her work focuses on speculative natures and utopian moments of the built landscape in a materialist perspective. Her research interests in the CARTA specialization revolve around the origins of human habitation as construction of an “inside” premeditating the idea of an “outside:” a landscape that could become the subject of intervention for our early ancestors. In 2020-21 she is an Annette Merle-Smith Fellow at CARTA. Before arriving in San Diego, she was a pre-doctoral research assistant at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna.