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McKeown Lecture with Diana Fernandez, Heterogeneous Futures: Design Thinking Alternatives for Anthropologically and Ecologically Diverse Landscapes

Friday, April 23, 2021 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event


The Landscape Architecture Department is delighted to host Diana Fernandez ASLA as the Spring 2021 McKeown lecturer. This public talk will be open to all and take place on Friday, April 23rd from 12-1PM PST via zoom.

"Heterogeneous Futures: Design Thinking Alternatives for Anthropologically and Ecologically Diverse Landscapes"

Building upon principles rooted in landscape ecology, landscape heterogeneity presents an opportunity to embrace the concept of difference to build resilient and community focused landscapes. This dialogue exposes the interconnected relationship between ecology and the anthropological sciences. From the design of a public landscape to commemorate Black culture, to increasing ecological complexity in urban and suburban systems through planting, landscape heterogeneity creates a platform for change within the doctrine and practice of designing landscapes.


Diana Fernandez Bio:

Diana is a proven thinker, collaborator and leader, who teams effortlessly with architects, planners, urban designers, ecologists and civil engineers on the design of equitable and sustainable places. Her experience spans a broad range of projects from planning to built work.

Diana provides critical thought and design leadership for our landscape and planning practice in the Urban Studio. She brings to each project—as well as a myriad corporate initiatives—strong critical thinking, a willingness to engage in thoughtful debate, and a commitment to quality. She leads and champions better equity and inclusion in our planning and built design practices from a landscape perspective.

Prior to joining Sasaki, Diana worked as a landscape architect and project designer in Philadelphia where she worked on urban and campus projects in the metro area. She writes and lectures in the discourses of landscape architecture, urban design, and equity. She holds a bachelor of science in landscape architecture from Temple University.



Topic: Spring 2021 McKeown Lecture featuring Diana Fernandez

Time: Apr 23, 2021 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)