Join Grace Farms Foundation, Edwina von Gal, an East Hampton-based landscape designer and founder of the Perfect Earth Project, and the Connecticut Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for a convening to renew commitments to human rights and sustainable ecosystems in landscape design and land care.
This full-day event will feature panels, tours, walks, lunch and breakout discussions with tools for establishing a new paradigm to create biodiversity-positive, nature-based solutions in our landscapes, installed with sustainable materials free of forced labor and child labor.
- 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.
- Engage in a panel about the ethical role of landscape architecture and landscape design with Jennifer Reut of Landscape Architecture Magazine, Sierra Bainbridge of MASS Design Group, 2022 AIA Architecture Firm of the Year, Tamar Warburg of Sasaki, Richard Roark of OLIN, and more.
- Join guided walking tours with principals of OLIN Studio, winner of the 2022 AIA Architecture Award, and 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, and 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.
- Hear from speakers including James and Hayes Slade, of Slade Architecture, and others.
- Close with a garden tea in the orchard of our SANAA-designed Plaza.
LA CES and APLD credits pending.