This evening event will feature three presentations of projects in New Hampshire that have helped to strengthen communities through art and design. The presentations are:
1) Bedrock Gardens - an Oasis of Art, Horticulture, and Inspiration presented by Jill Nooney. These gardens, designed and constructed by the presenter, are opened to the public and bring together young and old, artists and gardeners.
2) Access Navigators - Taking the Mystery out of Accessibility presented by developers Anne Weidman and Todd Hanson, AIA. Ann and Todd have developed a an online tool to help those with mobility challenges stay engaged in their community by knowing what to expect when they visit local restaurants and cultural attractions.
3) African Burying Ground, Portsmouth, NH presented by JerriAnne Boggis, Director of the Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail. This plaza of remembrance is a work of art and landscape architecture which marks with dignity the location of a sacred historic burying ground. By creating a public place of reverence on this block of urban downtown street, in perpetuity, we will never again forget those buried beneath.
Accessibility / ADA
Horticulture / Plants
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
1) Learn that our profession is uniquely qualified to unite communities through their diversity with thoughtful design. Discover three ways that this has happened locally.
2) Learn how accessibility of restaurants and cultural institutions can impact quality of life for those with mobility challenges.
3) Learn techniques for incorporating sculpture in the garden.
4) Learn how a memorial is developed and constructed in the public realm.
Jill Nooney, Anne Weidman, Todd Hanson, JerriAnne Boggis
Granite State Landscape Architects-NHChapter ASLA