Call For Submissions: Landslide 2021 – Race and Space

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The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) has issued a call for nominations for Landslide, the foundation’s annual thematic report about threatened and at-risk landscapes. "Landslide 2021: Race and Space" will focus on long neglected and largely unknown cultural landscapes associated with African Americans and others. The report will be accompanied by a complementary online exhibition will include newly commissioned photographs and historical images, site plans, other archival materials and video interviews. The deadline for nominations is June 15, 2020. Questions or Landslide nominations can be submitted to Nord Wennerstrom ( >Download the Nomination Form ( Landscape Architecture Magazine is the Landslide media partner.

The Landslide 2021: Race and Space call for nominations follows the announcement earlier this year that “Race and Space” would be the unifying theme for TCLF’s programmatic agenda beginning in 2021. As an education and advocacy organization, we will make visible, instill value and engage the public in these myriad cultural landscapes that collectively convey who we are, where we came from, and where we are going as a nation. One of TCLF's principal education and advocacy initiative is Landslide and the annual thematic Landslide report about cultural landscapes that are threatened and at-risk. The goal is to draw immediate and lasting attention to threatened sites by making them more visible, revealing their value, and promoting public engagement in the form of advocacy and stewardship.

The recent social unrest and protests for racial justice have revealed deep divisions in our nation and exposed a profound lack of education and awareness about our own history; it has also prompted a great deal of soul searching along with calls for healing and reconciliation. In some key ways, this recalls the events of 1968, when marches, riots, and sadly, even assassinations seemed to signal that the fabric of the American democracy was unraveling. That unforgettable year was in many ways the flashpoint of struggles by generations of Americans to secure the personal liberty and equality promised but not yet delivered by their citizenship. Although the ensuing decades have undeniably brought progress on many fronts, the present moment, too, is rife with upheaval and social division—a sign of how far we have yet to go on our journey toward “a more perfect union,” despite how far we have come.

"TCLF is commited to a comprehensive, ongoing effort in Landslide 2021 and across all of our programming and advocacy initiatives to reveal the stories of these largely unrecognized cultural landscapes and lifeways," said Charles A Birnbaum, TCLF's president and CEO.

About Landslide

The goal of Landslide, one of TCLF’s four core programs, is to draw immediate and lasting attention to threatened landscapes and unique features. Through web-based news stories, traveling exhibitions, and print publications, Landslide reveals the value of these often-forgotten landscapes. By creating an interactive, online resource, Landslide directs the public to local advocates working to safeguard each site. While many Landslide properties have been saved, such as Nashville, TN’s Civil War-era Fort Negley Park and the Frick Collection’s Russell Page-designed garden on East 70th Street in New York City, others remain at risk or have been lost altogether.

About Landscape Architecture Magazine

Founded in 1910, Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM) is the monthly magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects. It is the magazine of record for the landscape architecture profession in North America, reaching more than 60,000 readers who plan and design projects valued at more than $140 billion each year. LAM is available in both print and digital formats by subscription and may also be found each month in more than 700 bookstores across the United States and Canada.

About The Cultural Landscape Foundation

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 1998 to connect people to places. TCLF educates and engages the public to make our shared landscape heritage more visible, identify its value, and empower its stewards. Through its website, publishing, lectures and other events, TCLF broadens support and understanding for cultural landscapes. TCLF is also home to the Cornelia Hahn Oberlander International Landscape Architecture Prize.