SP19 Designing for Diversity

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Thursday June 6

1:30 PM  –  4:30 PM

Designing for Diversity
Instructor: Susannah Horton
Thursday, June 6
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
$52 Member / $57 Non-member
Three hours PDH
Class Limit: 32

Landscape architects are vital in planning and designing parks, streetscapes, communities, downtowns, and urban and rural environments. In an increasingly diverse society, the landscape architecture profession as a whole should consider more ways to celebrate and recognize social and cultural diversity along with economic ecological diversity through programming and designing. Are projects more successful when we as designers acknowledge the dynamics of culture, class and/or gender? Are projects less successful when we do not recognize or acknowledge cultural legacies of the existing landscapes? This class will look projects located in racially and culturally diverse areas in North Carolina that through robust community involvement strategies and culturally sensitive design considerations have generated plans endorsed by the communities they serve and the city governments that serve the constituents.

Susannah Horton is a registered landscape architect with experience in both professional practice and academics. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Horticulture as well as a master’s degree in landscape architecture from Clemson University. Horton has worked with the landscape architecture and planning firm Design Workshop since 2012, and teaches landscape architecture at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro.