For our first Design Talks of the year, we welcome Sara Zewde, founding principal of Studio Zewde, a design firm practicing landscape architecture, urbanism, and public art. The studio is devoted to exploring the “aesthetics of being,” and creating enduring places where people belong. Sara holds a master’s of landscape architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a master’s of city planning from MIT, and a BA in sociology and statistics from Boston University. Sara was named the 2014 National Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation, a 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and in 2018, was named to the National Trust for the Historic Preservation’s inaugural “40 under 40: People Saving Places” list. Her work has been exhibited at the 2016 and 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, in the Brazilian and U.S. National Pavilions.
For this talk, Sara will explore how, In the context of rapid urban development, a changing climate, and clarified political tensions, the narratives embedded in ecologies of memory offer creative departures for landscape architecture today. Sara will discuss the recent design work of Studio Zewde in Philadelphia, Seattle, Houston, and Brazil.
Design Talks comprises five luncheons each year. In 2020, these will take place at the new Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St., from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Lunch will be served. RVSP now for early-bird pricing; purchase all 5 luncheons in advance to save!
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