Since the 2020 CSLA-AALA Congress scheduled in June was cancelled, the CSLA and AALA are pleased to be able to deliver some of the planned content for the 2020 Congress virtually in this webinar series.
All of the webinars in this series are free to attend.
This CSLA event is eligible for continuing education credits. Please refer to your component association's continuing education guides to determine the number of credits that you can obtain via this event.
May 13, 2021, 2:30 pm EDT - Ryan Coates
Region 40: A National Park for the Anthropocene Epoch
Time and Reality: A Garden for Adults with Autism - Virignia Burt, co-presenting with Emily Thorpe
December 16, 2020, 2:30 pm EST
The Garden of the Provinces and the Territories: Almost 60 Years Along and Still Relevant - Presented by John Zvonar
January 14, 2021, 2:30 pm EDT
Creating Moments in Time: Adding Meaning and Depth to Everyday Practice - Presented by Virginia Burt and Sue Sirrs
February 11, 2021, 2:30 pm EDT
Towards a Model of Planning and Management of Large Urban Parks - Jonathan Cha
March 11, 2021
Landscape in Motion: Interdisciplinary Methodology to Inform Design Processes - Presented by Enrica Dall'Ara
April 8, 2021, 2:30 pm EDT
Region 40: A National Park for the Anthropocene Epoch - Presented by Ryan Coates
May 13, 2021, 2:30 pm EDT
Landscapes, whether safeguarded or squandered, reveal a society’s values. Landscapes are always more than they appear to be; more than form or content, they reflect ethics, represent human relationships with the environment, and are repositories of imagination. No landscape type encompasses this better than the national park, which Parks Canada promotes as “tangible links not only with the past and the present but with the future”. These vignettes have historically showcased the Canadian landscape and our relationship to it as we would like it to be. However, projecting an environmental imagination that does not consider the landscape as it is, will lead to a failure to anticipate what it will become in our descent further into the Anthropocene.
The Canadian landscape as it is, is one of extraction, urbanization and consequent ecosystem degradation, all contributing to the feedback loop of global warming. These landscape acts not only reconfigure ecosystems, regions and territories, they reconfigure relationships, dreams and possibility. These are the landscapes and systems we must take responsibility for; first we must incorporate them into our collective environmental imagination as nationally significant environments. These landscapes, their effects - and their reclamation - are the landscapes of Parks Canada’s future.