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Thursday, October 13th

5:00 – 5:30 PM Outdoor Exploratorium Tour
5:30 – 7:30 PM Reception at the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery
7:30 – 10:00 PM Exploratorium After Dark
8:30 – 9:00 pm Panel Discussion – More Than Dirt: Landscape Is Homeland*

The ASLA Northern California Chapter is excited to be hosting the 2022 National Conference on Landscape Architecture in San Francisco, November 11th-14th! To celebrate the amazing efforts of our host chapter committee volunteers, local education session speakers, field session leaders, and all of our Northern California Chapter members, we are planning a Pre-Conference Celebration at one of San Francisco’s most popular night life destinations, The Exploratorium After Dark, on the evening of Thursday, October 13th.

This is an adults only(18+) event hosted in the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery, which is reserved exclusively for our party to mingle. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be provided. Before the reception, Gary Strang, FASLA, AIA, Principal of GLS Landscape/Architecture will lead a behind-the-scenes tour with Susan Schwartzenberg and Shawn Lani of the Exploratorium to discuss their collaboration on the design of the outdoor space. Following the reception, guests are encouraged to explore the spacious galleries of the Exploratorium with more than 600 interactive exhibits.

Cost includes plentiful hors d’oeuvres and drinks during the reception in the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery. ASLA Members $40, Students with valid ID $20, ASLA Field Session Leaders $20, Non Members $50

CLICK HERE for a map to the Fisher Bay Bay Observatory Gallery at the Exploratorium.

Registration by September 30th is required.
There will be no at the door registration for this event.

REGISTER to attend the Tour, Reception and Exploratorium
REGISTER to attend the Reception and Exploratorium
*Panel Discussion Details:

More Than Dirt: Landscape Is Homeland
With Gregg Castro
8:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Event hosted in the Fisher Bay Observatory Gallery

Join writer and activist Gregg Castro to explore the ancient and complex bonds that Indigenous communities have with the land that gave birth to them. Oral narratives often explain that these communities are not just from a land, but of a land: their very bodies and existence are made of the materials of their homes, be it soil, plants, tree branches, and more. For modern Indigenous communities, this relationship continues to power the sacred responsibility to take care of the land and all that lives on it.

Gregg Castro (T’rowt’raahl Salinan/Rumsen and Ramaytush Ohlone) is a 2021 Exploratorium Osher Fellow and a writer and activist within the California Indigenous community on issues of cultural preservation, protection, education, and traditional practices.

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