Thursday, April 12, 2018
Join the Cultural Landscape Foundation on Thursday evening before its Leading with Landscape conference for a reception to mingle with conference speakers and attendees. Remarks will be made by the acclaimed novelist and playwright Ariel Dorfman, Walter Hines Page Research Professor Emeritus of Literature and Professor Emeritus of Latin American Studies at Duke University. Reception ticket required; available here.
About the conference
To explore the choices that will shape the Triangle’s future and to initiate and inspire broad community-based participation, the Cultural Landscape Foundation curated a one-day summit to be held on Friday, April 13, 2018, in the auditorium at the James B. Hunt, Jr., Library at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh. The summit will draw attention to local and regional work that represents the best planning and design initiatives that strike a balance with natural, historic, cultural, and ecological systems. The summit is supported by Premier Sponsors, Sasaki and the Dix Park Conservancy; and Event Partners, the City of Raleigh, the North Carolina Museum of Art, and North Carolina State University’s College of Design. Introductory presentations will explore the regionally unique coupling of human and natural systems. A morning panel of international practitioners will then reveal how the area’s campus landscapes are serving as “incubators” for innovative planning and design solutions. The afternoon panel will showcase new projects that are re-evaluating the region’s monuments and memorials, as well as two revered public landscapes—Moore Square and Dix Park. A moderated closing panel, featuring Raleigh’s former chief planner, a nationally prominent design critic, and a leading advocate for the region’s cultural landscapes, will discuss and assess the day’s proceedings. See the full conference schedule here.
Free Cultural Landscape Foundation tours of the Museum Park will also be available on Saturday, April 14, but require separate registration. See a full schedule and register here.