Oberlander Prize Forums

Conference Proceedings (Video) from Landscape Activism

Dallas, TX

At the October 28, 2022, Oberlander Prize Forum II: Landscape Activism, notable design professionals, historians, and critics considered the ambitions and directions of activist practices today. Such practices range widely, encompassing individual designers and design firms, non-governmental organizations, and academic research. The event featured a diversity of voices and a unanimity of purpose: demonstrating that landscape architecture and design are a foundation for activism addressing race, gender, sexuality, the environment, and other pressing issues.

This Oberlander Prize Forum is part of the public engagement activities associated with the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize, a biennial honor that includes a $100,000 award. The inaugural laureate, landscape architect Julie Bargmann, was announced in October 2021. The next laureate will be announced on October 17, 2023.


Opening Remarks

Keynote Address

Design as Activism

  • Moderated by Gina Ford, FASLA, Principal and Co-Founder, Agency Landscape + Planning
  • Maura Rockcastle, ASLA, Principal and Co-Founder, TEN x TEN
  • Sierra Bainbridge, RLA, Senior Principal and Managing Director, MASS Design Group
  • Chelina Odbert, CEO and Founding Principal, Kounkuey Design Initiative

New Knowledge Creators, NGOs, Entrepreneurs

Reshaping Practice