Social justice, equity, and reform are not new topics for landscape architecture—rather, they are at its origin. Frederick Law Olmsted’s prominent role in shaping public opinion on social reform in the period leading up to and during the Civil War still impacts practice today. Join us for a conversation that re-centers the way we tell the story of Olmsted’s work and origins of landscape architecture.
- Sara Zewde, Founding Principal, Studio Zewde; Assistant Professor, Harvard University Graduate School of Design
- John Stauffer, Professor of English and of African and African American Studies, Harvard University
- Charles Waldheim, Hon. ASLA, John E. Irving Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Office for Urbanization, Harvard University Graduate School of Design