Landscapes of Slavery, Landscapes of Freedom: The African Diaspora and the American Built Environment


Friday, November 5, 2021 (All day)

Repeats every day until Sun Nov 07 2021


Harvard Graduate School of Design—Online

This conference brings together scholars whose research investigates the relationship between the African diaspora, Afro-descendants, and the built environment of North America and the Caribbean from a variety of lenses that are specific to the scholars’ fields of inquiry. The goal is to begin to expand the field of landscape history by taking into consideration questions that are not always deemed central to the practice of design, if design is understood as an activity that has featured—in the historical narratives—the presence of an author-designer, a client, and a variety of tools the former has used to communicate ideas about form, materials, and use to the latter.

November 5: 6:00pm–7:30pm
November 6: 10:00am–5:00pm
November 7: 10:00am–3:15pm

Learn more about and register for this virtual event.