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On July 30th, join us for a live conversation with landscape designer, urbanist, public artist and educator Sara Zewde, principal of the New York-based practice Studio Zewde.

Site Visit is a new collection of virtual talks bringing you face to face with some of the most exciting international architects and designers working today. Join us on Instagram (@azuremagazine) for this series of live conversations led by our editors and featuring a host of creatives from New York to New Delhi and beyond. Streamed directly from their studios, hear how these award-winning practices got their start, navigate the design community in their respective regions and continue to practice amidst a growing list of political, economic and social challenges.

July 30: Studio Zewde
Sara Zewde is principal of New York-based Studio Zewde and Assistant Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. PHOTO: Carolyn Wheeler

Based in Harlem, New York, Studio Zewde is a multi-disciplinary practice that works across landscape architecture, urban design and public art. Though their projects range in scale — from master plans to public interventions to exhibitions and in locations from Seattle to Brazil to Philadelphia — each is unified by a nuanced approach to site, narrative and craft.

The Valongo Warf, a large-scale memorial and public landscape for Rio de Janeiro, was designed as a platform to commemorate enslaved peoples while providing space for the celebration of Afro-Brazilian identity.

Founding principal Sara Zewde has lectured as well as exhibited widely, and is the recipient of numerous fellowships and accolades. In 2016, her work on the Valongo Warf in Rio de Janeiro was included in the 15th Venice Architecture Biennale as part of the Brazilian Pavilion — later featured in Harvard Design Magazine and Landscape Architecture, among others. In 2020, she was one of only two architectural practitioners to receive the prestigious United States Artists award.

Stay tuned for more face to face interviews with global creatives!

Site Visit: Studio Zewde

Join us on July 30th for an Instagram Live interview with Sara Zewde, principal of New York-based Studio Zewde.

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