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Finding Frederick Law Olmsted in Cotton’s Kingdom

Thursday, January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Map of the Cotton Kingdom by Frederick Law Olmsted
Map of the Cotton Kingdom by Frederick Law Olmsted

Photo Credit: Frederick Law Olmsted, A Map of the Cotton Kingdom and Its Dependencies in America, 1862, London, England.
Courtesy of Cornell University–PJ Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography.

Presented by Friends of Olmsted-Beil House

A virtual presentation via Zoom by landscape architect and urban planner Sara Zewde


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Synopsis: Sara Zewde shares her recent research on the impact of Frederick Law Olmsted’s journeys through the Slave States on his practice of landscape architecture.

Sara Zewde

Photo credit: Glademir Gelin

Sara Zewde is founding principal of Studio Zewde, a design firm in New York City practicing landscape architecture, urbanism, and public art. The studio is devoted to creating enduring places where people belong. Named to the AD100 and an Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York, the firm is lauded for its design methodology syncing culture, ecology, and craft. In parallel with practice, Sara serves as Assistant Professor of Practice at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Sara was named the 2014 National Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation, a 2016 Artist-in-Residence at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, and a 2020 United States Artists Fellow. Sara holds a master’s of landscape architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, a master’s of city planning from MIT, and a BA in sociology and statistics from Boston University.


Thursday, January 26
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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