Celebrating World Landscape Architecture Month

Despite the current climate of the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is moving forward with its World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM) initiative – Life Grows Here.

Every April Canadian landscape architects join their colleagues around the world to celebrate landscape architecture and designed public and private spaces.

The campaign reflects the significance of why landscape architects do what they do, and why the spaces they create are so important to the families and communities they serve.

This year, ASLA is celebrating WLAM 2020 with the “Life Grows Here” campaign by showcasing the ways in which life grows in the spaces landscape architects create.

ASLA’s Student & Professional Chapters is taking over their Instagram stories throughout the month to show off their work. The organization will additionally highlight the different aspects of landscape architecture and ASLA projects as the month goes on.

“Now more than ever, people are looking for ways to connect to each other virtually, since we cannot do it in person. So we digitized our efforts and took our WLAM campaign virtual. We launched our efforts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on our website,” says ASLA.

How You Can Participate

Share a Picture

  1. Download picture files of the social media graphics. Several “___ Grows Here” options are available, including “life,” “community,” “diversity,” “change,” and more.
  2. Find a photo of your favorite landscape architecture space and place the card on top.
  3. Share it on social media with the hashtags #WLAM2020 and #LifeGrowsHere. Be sure to tag @NationalASLA

Share a Video

  1. Find a relatively quiet space.
  2. Using a camera or your cell phone, record a one-minute video about why you do what you do and how landscape architecture affects people’s lives. Make it personal!
  3. Share it on social media with the hashtags #WLAM2020 and #LifeGrowsHere, and be sure to tag @NationalASLA. You can also email your content to info@asla.org if you don’t have social media access.

For more information on how you can take part, visit: “How to Participate” instruction sheet.

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