Steve Rasmussen Cancian, ASLA
Shared Spaces/California Polytechnic University
Steve Rasmussen Cancian is a community-based, participatory landscape architect practicing across California and teaching at Cal Poly Pomona. Steve’s practice, Shared Spaces, combines community organizing, facilitation and design to enable residents to participate in every step of creating their own places from project conception to construction. Steve has focused on helping residents improve their communities while fighting gentrification since completing his 2003 Berkeley MLA thesis entitled Sidewalk Living Rooms: Better Neighborhoods, Same Neighbors. Steve’s thesis won a national ASLA award and his anti-gentrification design projects have been featured in Landscape Architecture magazine, the New York Times and the Venice Biennale.
Sunday, October 21
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM