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Grace Farms Landscapes Forum: Earth Equity and Design for Freedom

ASLA’s RFQs, Opportunities, and Events page provides the latest information on everything from calls for papers to competitions. Below, we highlight one recently submitted event. Anyone who would like to share an opportunity may submit information online.

On Thursday, May 26, Grace Farms, in partnership with the Perfect Earth Project and the Connecticut Chapter of ASLA, is hosting a full-day event featuring panels, tours, guided walks, and breakout discussions with tools to create biodiversity positive, nature-based solutions in our landscapes, installed with sustainable materials free of forced labor.

Participants will come away with a new understanding of how commitments to sustainable ecosystems in landscape design and land care can advance equity both locally and globally.

Highlights include:

  • Keynote with Karenna Gore, founder and executive director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York.
  • Joy Harjo, 23rd United States Poet Laureate and first Native person to hold that position, will open the Landscapes Forum at Grace Farms with a recorded poem and reflection.
  • A panel about the ethical role of landscape architecture and landscape design with Jennifer Reut of Landscape Architecture Magazine; Sierra Bainbridge, ASLA, MASS Design Group; Tamar Warburg, Sasaki; Richard Roark, ASLA, OLIN, and more.
  • Guided walking tours with principals of OLIN, landscape architects of Grace Farms.
  • Hear from Warrie Price, Founder and President of The Battery Conservancy; Paul Tukey, award-winning journalist and Chief Sustainability Officer for Glenstone Museum; Rebecca McMackin, Director of Horticulture for Brooklyn Bridge Park; and Penn Marchael, Founder of Pennington Grey, about the role of public gardens, managers, and gardeners.
  • Learn about forced labor associated with common material choices in the built environment from Gabe Guilliams, Principal for BuroHappold; Luciana Varkulja, Architect and Urban Designer from São Paulo; Stony Creek Quarry, and more.

Attendees will be eligible to earn 6.0 professional development hours (LA CES PDH).

Learn more about this opportunity

For a comprehensive list of national events of interest to landscape architects, see ASLA’s Conferences for Landscape Architects page.

For more about fellowship opportunities for landscape architects, see ASLA’s Scholarships and Fellowships page.

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