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Description: Olmsted scholars and practitioners will present talks focusing on the relevance of Olmsted’s legacy in the park movement today. Speakers will include:
- Susan Rademacher, GCA Honorary Member since 2017. Susan is the founder and President of ForeGround Consulting, LLC. She was the Parks Curator for the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy which preserved, enhanced and promoted the Pittsburg Parks from 2007 until 2019. During Susan’s tenure, the Conservancy raised more than $126 million and completed 22 major projects. Susan also served as the assistant director of the Louisville Metro Parks and the president of the Louisville Olmsted Parks Conservancy from 1991-2007. She has lectured and taught extensively and has authored award winning books and articles. She has been the recipient of a prestigious Loeb fellowship at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and received the Frederick Law Olmsted Award for Distinguished Leadership.
- Sara Zwede, Founding Principal of Studio Zewde. Sara is an Assistant Professor of Practice at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. She was named the 2014 National Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation, a 2016 Artist-in Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and in 2018 was named to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s inaugural “40 under 40” list. Most recently, she was named a 2020 United States Artists Fellow. Sara is a registered landscape architect and holds a master’s of landscape architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a master’s of city planning from MIT, and a BA in sociology and statistics from Boston University.
- Sara Cedar Miller, Central Park Conservancy Historian Emerita. Sara first joined Central Park in 1984 as a photographer. She conducts extensive research on Central Park, lectures on history and is the author of award-winning books. She was named in 2020 a Preservation Hero by the Library of American Landscape History.
The moderator for a live conservation with the speakers will be Elizabeth K. Meyer, FASLA.
Beth Meyer, the Merrill D. Peterson Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Virginia. She founded the Center for Cultural Landscapes at UVA and is broadly recognized as one of the most influential landscape architectural critics and theorists. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture. She was awarded the Vincent Scully Prize by The National Building Museum in 2019 and in 2017 the Jot D. Carpenter Teaching Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects.
The forum will also include a presentation by Albemarle Garden Club on its work at the Booker T. Washington Park in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Format: this will be a hybrid event with some components pre-recorded and available for viewing ahead of the event for ticket holders. Speaker introductions and the panel discussion will be live and links will be provided to ticket holders.
- Olmsted Forum$40$400$0