Virtual Program: Culture Bridge, Part One - Black Landscapes Matter

Virtual Program: Culture Bridge, Part One - Black Landscapes Matter

International African American Museum / Hood Design Studio

Culture Bridge, Part One: Black Landscapes Matter, with Walter Hood and James Brayton Hall

Public and community gardens are indispensable resources that contribute to the joy, safety, beauty, and camaraderie of their neighborhoods. They are assets for horticultural and environmental education and part of a civic bond that knits together a strong social fabric. Cultural organizations are beginning to recognize public landscapes as tools for community outreach and bridge-building. Community garden organizations have grown tremendously over the past decade and are essential to achieve food sovereignty and an empowered sense of environmental justice and dignity.

Join us for this two-part miniseries for a discussion between the Garden Conservancy and leading experts who are leveraging the power of gardens to transform the world. In this first segment, Garden Conservancy President & CEO James Brayton Hall is joined by Walter Hood, of Hood Design Studio.

Thursday, March 4, 2021
8 to 9 p.m. Eastern / 5 to 6 p.m. Pacific

Live on Zoom

Registration for the Culture Bridge series includes Part One: Black Landscapes Matter, on March 4, and Part Two: Gardens as Community Connectors, on March 11.

Registration ends 24 hours prior to this first webinar.
$15 Garden Conservancy members
$15 Oakland Museum of California members
$30 General admission
$45 Webinars plus one copy of Black Landscapes Matter book
Please note: UVA Press has placed this book on back-order. More information will be added as available.

The recipient of a 2019 MacArthur Fellowship or "genius" grant, Walter Hood is one of the most influential changemakers working in the world of landscape design today. Co-author of Black Landscapes Matter (University of Virginia Press, 2020), he is also the principal landscape architect commissioned for the redesign of the significant public landscapes of the Oakland Museum of California (OMCA).

Hood Design Studio, Inc. is a social art and design practice based in Oakland, CA, with a tripartite focus on art + fabrication design + landscape, and research + urbanism.

In November, Metropolis magazine featured a Q&A with Walter Hood about his new book, Black Landscapes Matter.

The Culture Bridge webinar series is sponsored in part by John S. Troy, FASLA (John S. Troy, Landscape Architect, Inc.)

Garden Conservancy educational programs are made possible in part by the generous support of the Coleman and Susan Burke Distinguished Lecture Fund, Lenhardt Education Fund, and the Celia Hegyi Matching Grant, with additional support from Ritchie Battle, Mrs. Camille Butrus, Melissa and John Ceriale, and Susan and William McKinley.


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