ASLA 2023 National Conference Grant by ASLA-NY – Applications Due by August 15th.
ASLA-NY is pleased to cover $1,500 of the cost of attendance to the annual ASLA Conference on Landscape Architecture for one emerging professional who identifies as Black, Indigenous, or as a Person of Color. This is the largest event in the world for landscape architecture professionals and will take place in-person in Minneapolis, MN, October 27-30.
To be eligible for this grant individuals must work or reside within the ASLA-NY chapter boundary (https://www.aslany.org/about), and have graduated from a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture or Master of Landscape Architecture program within the last 8 years. The recipient of the grant will be asked to submit a short essay on their experience upon return from the conference. Members and non-members are welcome to apply at no cost to the applicant.
If you are excited by this opportunity please CLICK HERE to apply. The awardee will be determined by the ASLA-NY Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee and the ASLA-NY Executive Board.
My experience at the conference was grounded in my observations of the natural and built environment.
Being a part of the BIPOC community and witnessing Ayana Elizabeth Johnson speak on the influences of our profession in the climate space and the potential we have as a collective to mend ecological infrastructure weighed heavily on me. It was inspiring to see a Black woman of such caliber speak on global issues that directly impact BIPOC communities. Her lecture challenged me to consider ways that New York City Parks can incorporate systems thinking in our projects and how I can provide my community with accessible resources and knowledge to help combat climate change.