KOFI BOONE: Notes on Resilience



Summer Design Institute Lecture Series

Kofi Boone, ASLA is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at NC State University in the College of Design. Kofi is a Detroit native and a graduate of the University of Michigan (BSNR 1992, MLA 1995). His work is in the overlap between landscape architecture and environmental justice with specializations in democratic design, digital media, and interpreting cultural landscapes. His teaching and professional work have earned numerous awards including student and professional ASLA awards. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Conservation Network as well as the Landscape Architecture Foundation where he is Vice President of Education. He is a frequent speaker at national conferences and events. His published work is broadly disseminated in peer-reviewed and popular media and he is a frequent contributor to Landscape Architecture Magazine.

Kofi Boone’s talk is titled Notes on Resilience:

From the ongoing COVID pandemic to the rebellions that have gripped communities around the world in the aftermath of the police murder of George Floyd, unprecedented popular attention has been paid to systemic inequities in our environments. What might this mean for landscape architecture? This talk will use the topic of resilience as a means to acknowledge our strong professional toolset for addressing non-human ecological matters but also call attention to the need to build more robust and impactful tools for nurturing human resilience.

Image courtesy of Kofi Boone

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