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Join us for an interactive information session to learn more about the unparalleled service-learning opportunity that serving a year with the RARE AmeriCorps program provides.
April 6th, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. PST In our info session, we will talk about what you can do as a RARE member and what it takes to be ready for RARE, hear from current and/or former members, and provide space to ask any questions you may have of RARE Program staff. We are looking forward to meeting you!
RARE AmeriCorps members are motivated individuals who are passionate about service, making a difference and creating meaningful change. They’re interested in systems thinking, planning, community building, and making the world a better place. RARE AmeriCorps members are excited about a full immersion experience, adventure, and open to learning-by-doing. Most RARE AmeriCorps projects fall into three broad categories:Community and Economic Development Environmental and Sustainability Planning Food Systems
The Landscape Architecture Department is delighted to host Diana Fernandez ASLA as the Spring 2021 McKeown lecturer. This public talk will be open to all and take place on Friday, April 23rd from 12-1PM PST via zoom.
"Heterogeneous Futures: Design Thinking Alternatives for Anthropologically and Ecologically Diverse Landscapes"
Building upon principles rooted in landscape ecology, landscape heterogeneity presents an opportunity to embrace the concept of difference to build resilient and community focused landscapes. This dialogue exposes the interconnected relationship between ecology and the anthropological sciences. From the design of a public landscape to commemorate Black culture, to increasing ecological complexity in urban and suburban systems through planting, landscape heterogeneity creates a platform for change within the doctrine and practice of designing landscapes.
Diana Fernandez Bio:
Diana is a proven thinker, collaborator and leader, who teams effortlessly with architects, planners, urban designers, ecologists and civil engineers on the design of equitable and sustainable places. Her experience spans a broad range of projects from planning to built work.
Diana provides critical thought and design leadership for our landscape and planning practice in the Urban Studio. She brings to each project—as well as a myriad corporate initiatives—strong critical thinking, a willingness to engage in thoughtful debate, and a commitment to quality. She leads and champions better equity and inclusion in our planning and built design practices from a landscape perspective.
Prior to joining Sasaki, Diana worked as a landscape architect and project designer in Philadelphia where she worked on urban and campus projects in the metro area. She writes and lectures in the discourses of landscape architecture, urban design, and equity. She holds a bachelor of science in landscape architecture from Temple University.
Topic: Spring 2021 McKeown Lecture featuring Diana Fernandez
Time: Apr 23, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)