April is World Landscape Architecture Month (WLAM)

During World Landscape Architecture Month, we will begin a collaborative relationship between ASLA’s chapters and IFLA member organizations around the globe for April and beyond. Our Chapter is partnering with Norway.

ASLA has three initial activity suggestions:

1.     “Designed by a Landscape Architect" campaign; photos posted on social media.

2.     International Sketch Walk Day: to be announced.

3.     Connect ASLA Student Chapters with IFLA student affiliates.

 By participating in the "Designed by a Landscape Architect" campaign you can raise awareness of the contribution landscape architects make in our communities and worldwide. It is easy to do. Print the cards that say "Designed by a Landscape Architect", cut one out, hold it up in front of a favorite landscape that was designed by a landscape architect and take a photo of the site, including the card. Check out the Idaho Montana ASLA Facebook page for examples.

The cards to be used are attached to this message and posted on www.idmtasla.org ; print them, share them, send them to others for use in photos. Photos can be submitted by non-landscape architects as long as the site in the photo was designed by a landscape architect. Post them with #WLAM2015 on your favorite social media, including Idaho Montana ASLA Facebook page. Also, please go to www.asla.org/wlam  to submit the picture so ASLA can catalogue everything. Be sure to check out what others are posting; it will be a world tour of landscape architecture!

Stay tuned for the International Sketch Walk details.

Finally, we would like to coordinate students from our ASLA chapters to connect with students of landscape architecture affiliated with IFLA organizations. One of our goals during WLAM is reaching students and developing the next generation of landscape architects. The IMASLA Chapter Leadership will be contacting our Student ASLA Chapters soon. 

Submitted by Jennie Meinershagen, Public Awareness Liaison, IMASLA MT Vice-President