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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
OLIN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Speakers:
Ken Lustbader
Co-Director
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.