Ken Lustbader at ASLA 2022 in San Francisco

November 12, 2022 | 11a-12:15p

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ASLA 2022 infoNYC LGBT Historic Sites Project co-director Ken Lustbader will appear November 12 in San Francisco at ASLA 2022 Conference on Landscape Architecture in a session exploring the often-untold stories of LGBTQ+ people within public spaces.

LGBTQ+ Cultural Landscapes: Identification, Preservation, and Visible Futures
The session will explore the often-untold stories of LGBTQ+ people within public spaces. We will collectively investigate the history of LGBTQ+ landscapes, review case studies from New York and San Francisco, and explore the role of landscape architects in imagining new futures for culturally significant LGBTQ+ landscapes.

Lead Speaker:
Maxwell Dickson, Assoc. ASLA, AICP
Landscape Designer
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ken Lustbader
NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project
New York, New York

AC Panella, PhD
Professor, Communication Studies
Santa Rosa Junior College
Oakland, California

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about LGBTQ+ culturally important landscapes focusing on San Francisco, New York, and other sites nationally and how these spaces began, evolved, and their status today.Articulate why LGBTQ+ landscapes have largely gone undocumented in local, state and federal cultural resource management programs and the progress and challenges of preserving sites of significance to LGBTQ+ communities.
  • Understand why increased representation and visibility of LGBTQ+ landscapes is important, and strategies and partnerships to increase visibility within our communities to create more inclusive, safe and equitable built environments.
  • Discover how landscape architects can share LGBTQ+ histories by working with LGBTQ+ communities and experts in the field to preserve, interpret sites and stories in meaningful and culturally relevant ways.