Professor, Communication Studies Santa Rosa Junior College Oakland, California
The session will explore the often-untold stories of LGBTQ+ people within public spaces. We will collectively investigate the history of LGBTQ+ landscapes, review case studies from New York and San Francisco, and explore the role of landscape architects in imagining new futures for culturally significant LGBTQ+ landscapes.
Learn about LGBTQ+ culturally important landscapes focusing on San Francisco, New York, and other sites nationally and how these spaces began, evolved, and their status today.
Articulate why LGBTQ+ landscapes have largely gone undocumented in local, state and federal cultural resource management programs and the progress and challenges of preserving sites of significance to LGBTQ+ communities.
Understand why increased representation and visibility of LGBTQ+ landscapes is important, and strategies and partnerships to increase visibility within our communities to create more inclusive, safe and equitable built environments.
Discover how landscape architects can share LGBTQ+ histories by working with LGBTQ+ communities and experts in the field to preserve, interpret sites and stories in meaningful and culturally relevant ways.