FF - Distance Edition: Stoss Landscape Urbanism

The Los Angeles and Boston-based studio shares its recent work through a virtual visit.

November 15, 2021

Recorded on October 7, 2021.

The League’s monthly First Friday events are informal social gatherings that allow members to visit the offices of leading design practices and see work in progress.

The League’s FF – Distance Edition, an online version of the long-running First Friday series, continues on Thursday evenings. 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 Boston by Chris Reed in 2001, Stoss Landscape Urbanism is a landscape architecture and urban design firm committed to “the power of open space to bind communities to one another and to the environment,” according to its website. At Stoss, landscape is a catalyst for positive change, enhancing both human wellbeing and ecological diversity. The firm’s work focuses on creating active and environmentally sustainable urban realms, socially vibrant public spaces, and diverse, vital neighborhoods in which people can live, work, and play.

The presentation is followed by a Q+A moderated by critic and curator Mimi Zeiger. Based in Los Angeles, Zeiger is co-curator of the 2020–2021 Exhibit Columbus in Columbus, Indiana, and visiting faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).


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