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Education Session - Panel Format

FRI-C05 - After Charlottesville—Monuments, Public Memory, and Landscape Architecture: Precedents and Methodologies

Friday, October 19
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: 119

1.5 PDH, LA CES/HSW, AICP, FL, NY/HSW

After the August 2017 events in Charlottesville, the design of landscapes of memory have become part of the national dialogue. This session explores landscape architecture’s role in this discourse through the presentation of precedents and methodologies.

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Sara Zewde, Assoc. ASLA

Independent Landscape Designer

Sara Zewde is a landscape designer and urbanist based in Seattle. She holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, a Master of City Planning from MIT, and a BA in Sociology and Statistics from Boston University. Sara was named the 2014 National Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation and a 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Her work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was featured at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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Alissa Ujie Diamond, ASLA

PLA and PhD student in the Constructed Environment
University of Virginia

Alissa Diamond earned a B.S. in Architecture in 2002 and MLA in 2008, and is a student in the PhD in the Constructed Environment program, all at the University of Virginia. Alissa’s recent professional experience includes Associate at Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects in Charlottesville. There she contributed to the firm's efforts to explore cultural landscape research as a basis for formulating place-based design approaches to public parks. Her current research studies how design can be mobilized to enable Americans to grapple with difficult aspects of our country’s history, and move society toward greater collective equity.

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Kofi Boone, ASLA

Associate Professor
North Carolina State University College of Design

Kofi Boone, ASLA is an Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture at NC State University, College of Design. He teaches in the areas of environmental justice, site analysis and planning, community engagement, and media. Kofi focuses on participatory design and tools for engaging communities in the design and planning process. His work has been published widely and won state and national awards in communications, analysis and planning, and community service. Kofi is a University Faculty Scholar, and a Board member of the Landscape Architecture Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and a Detroit native.

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Bradley Cantrell, ASLA

Chair and Professor in Landscape Architecture
University of Virginia School of Architecture

Bradley Cantrell is a landscape architect and scholar whose work focuses on the role of computation and media in environmental and ecological design. Professor Cantrell received his BSLA from the University of Kentucky and his MLA from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is currently an Associate Professor of Landscape Architectural Technology and a researcher in the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His work points to a series of methodologies that develop modes of modeling, simulation, and embedded computation that express and engage the complexity of overlapping physical, cultural, and economic systems.

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