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ASLA Celebrates Pride Month

“Queer Emergence: An LGBTQIA+ Conversation in Landscape Architecture” webinar Image by ASLA

Join ASLA as we celebrate Pride month by welcoming a group of queer landscape architects as they discuss the LGBTQIA+ community in/of/around landscape architecture in “Queer Emergence: An LGBTQIA+ Conversation in Landscape Architecture”

When: Monday, June 12, 2023 at 1pm EST
Where and How:Register via Zoom

The intention of this panel session is to open discussion on greater queer representation in landscape architecture - understanding the strengths and challenges of being a queer professional, and how this can inform not only LGBTQIA+ individuals, but all landscape architectural professionals. Topics to be covered include “why did it take us so long,” “how are we presenting in our work,” “the importance of networking,” and “what’s next.” The panel will consist of five queer professionals in varying stages of their careers, and aims to capture a portion of the diverse experiences of LGBTQIA+ individuals in landscape architecture.

You’ll hear from:

  • Cheri Ruane, FASLA, Design Discipline Leader, Weston & Sampson
  • Max Dickson, Landscape Designer / Planner, OLIN
  • Jordan Chiang, Assoc. ASLA, Associate, EDSA, inc.
  • Kelley Oklesson, ASLA, Principal, Groundsmith Collective
  • Yusheng Dent, ASLA, Associate, SWA Group

Register today! Not able to join during the virtual session? Register for access to the recording to watch at a later date.


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