The League’s FF – Distance Edition, an online version of the long-running First Friday series, is returning to the first Friday of every month, with a new start time of 12 p.m. FF – Distance Edition brings participants on site, offering virtual access to practices’ workspaces and current projects. Following each presentation, join in an open conversation with the designers.
This season’s events feature design practices that are redefining the contemporary public landscape by responding to social and environmental concerns and exploring the intersections of architecture, technology, and ecology.
Founded in New York in 1994, Elizabeth Kennedy Landscape Architect is the oldest Black-owned and woman-led landscape firm in the United States. Over nearly three decades, EKLA has worked to preserve historic landscapes, establish cultural sites, and rethink green infrastructure. In its focus on sites of historic erasure, the firm has—in its own words—“quietly challenged mainstream assumptions about the aspirations and needs of underrepresented voices,” reimagining the intersection of landscape architecture and social justice.
The Architectural League of New York nurtures excellence in architecture, design, and urbanism, and stimulates thinking, debate, and action on the critical design and building issues of our time. As a vital, independent forum for architecture and its allied disciplines, the League helps create a more beautiful, vibrant, innovative, and sustainable future.