The American Society of Landscape Architects announced the 2021 ASLA Award winners on October 4. We are over the moon that WxLA – an advocacy initiative focused on gender justice in landscape architecture – was awarded an Honor Award in Communications!
“Starting in 2018, WxLA began advocacy for gender justice, growing from five founders to a movement within the landscape architecture profession toward equality. With its first act—a resolution geared toward addressing gender parity through commitments to change—and continuing in impactful research and messaging, WxLA has investigated gender-based workplace challenges and opened new avenues toward parity. These efforts include collaborations with the VELA Project and the Wikipedia Project; Instagram takeovers; a scholarship for 18 young professionals to attend conferences; and a digital toolkit of resources aimed at a better, more equitable path for the profession.” – 2021 Awards Jury
Congratulations to the WxLA team and community of thousands of followers and volunteers! WxLA was co-founded in 2018 by Agency’s Gina Ford, Cinda Gilliland, Jamie Maslyn Larson, Rebecca Leonard, and Steven Spears, and is supported by Agency’s Elsa Mark-Ng and Dana Gilliland. Read more about the WxLA team and initiatives, including this year’s WxLA Scholars, at wxlandscape.org or on Instagram @w_x_la.
Join us for the award ceremony in Nashville on November 20, 6-7:30pm! And join us for a WxLA celebration and happy hour on November 19, 5-7pm, sponsored by Landscape Forms (register here). Get your WxLA swag before Oct 9, here!
We are excited to celebrate with all of you! Congratulations to all of the other ASLA award winners, especially our collaborators, The VELA Project and TCLF’s Landslide 2020: Women Take the Lead!