Hear Walter Hood, ASLA, founding principal and creative director of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, California, describe how the elevation of neglected spaces in urban neighborhoods through landscape interventions and public art offers opportunities to address stories of marginalized communities. He also discusses his book Black Landscapes Matter, a collection of essays co-authored with Grace Mitchell Tada, which acknowledges the widespread erasure of Black geographies and cultural landscapes, and sheds important light on recognizing and honoring their significance. The program is introduced by Torey Carter-Conneen, the American Society of Landscape Architect's CEO, and facilitated by Maisie Hughes, ASLA, APA, co-founder, The Urban Studio.
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Be sure to purchase your copy of Black Landscapes Matter through the Museum Shop. Paperbacks are available.
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Spotlight on Design is generously supported by the Revada Foundation of the Logan Family, and the Anthony and Keiko Greenberg Foundation.
Image: International African American Museum rendering, courtesy Hood Design Studio.