Call for Nominations – Landslide 2019: Living in Nature – Cultural Landscapes Threatened by Climate Change

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Call for Nominations – Landslide 2019: Living in Nature – Cultural Landscapes Threatened by Climate Change

Call for Nominations – Landslide 2019: Living in Nature – Cultural Landscapes Threatened by Climate Change
Jan 28, 2019

Media Contact: Nord Wennerstrom | T: 202.483.0553  | M: 202.225.7076 | E: nord@tclf.org


The Cultural Landscape Foundation’s annual Landslide® report will bring national attention to diverse sites that collectively demonstrate the wide-ranging impact of climate change

Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2019) – The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) today announced a call for nominations for Landslide, the foundation’s annual thematic report about threatened and at-risk landscapes. TCLF’s Landslide 2019: Living in Nature will highlight cultural landscapes that are facing threats from climate change. Based on a vast, ever-growing body of research, the overwhelming scientific consensus is that human-induced climate change is now a fact of life. As we enter the Anthropocene (a term coined to describe the current geological epoch in which human activity has begun to impact the environment), the increasing frequency of extreme weather events, accelerated extinctions, and human displacement signal that the adverse effects are already upon us. The annual thematic report will foreground the remarkable diversity of the affected resources, the immense scope of the impact, and strategies to respond to the challenges that lie ahead. Questions or nominations for Landslide 2019: Living in Nature can be submitted to Ranjani Srinivasan (ranjani@tclf.org). A nomination form is available for download here. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2019. The report will be announced in Fall 2019 and will be the subject of an extensive online exhibition.  Landscape Architecture Magazine is the Landslide media partner.

Addressing the impact of a changing nature on cultural landscapes (ethnographic, vernacular, historic, and designed) can be a daunting task because landscapes are dynamic, living, interconnected systems that are affected by a greater and more complex range of factors than other historic resources. As evolving systems that result from the interaction between human activity and ecology, their long-term stewardship may ultimately depend on dismantling notions of a nature-culture divide, with strategies for mitigation, adaptation, and resilience requiring a flexible and holistic approach to planning and managing change.

About Landslide

The goal of Landslide, one of TCLF’s three 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.

The final Landslide 2019: Living in Nature report will feature landscapes culled from hundreds of submitted nominations and will be based on the significance of the sites and the immediacy of the threats to them. The report will then be the subject of a coordinated public education and advocacy campaign and will be featured in an online exhibition on TCLF’s website, along with critical information about how the public can become involved. The report will also be featured in a multi-page illustrated article in a forthcoming issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine.

“Urban waterfront parks, historic communities, working farmlands, and even the sublime prospects of our National Parks are all at risk from an increasingly unpredictable climate,” said Charles A. Birnbaum, TCLF’s President & CEO.

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.