Established in 1983 to recognize the outstanding career and transformative influence of alum Hideo Sasaki (BFA in LA 1946; Honorary Ph.D. in Fine Arts 1982), the annual Hideo Sasaki Lecture has been delivered by many of landscape architecture’s most distinguished practitioners and educators.
The 2020 Sasaki Day Lecture was delivered on Thursday, December 3, by Walter Hood. As founder and creative director of Hood Design Studio in Oakland, CA, and a professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Hood lectures on professional and theoretical projects nationally and internationally. He is a recipient of the 2017 Academy of Arts and Letters Architecture Award, 2019 Knight Public Spaces Fellowship, 2019 MacArthur Fellowship, and 2019 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize.
Normally held on Sasaki Day (the first Wednesday of May), this year’s event was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and took place instead online on the new date. It was the 38th lecture in the series.