The National Aids Memorial Grove is a seven acre memorial park located in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The Grove is a exceptional example of ‘the meaning of space’. For many, the park is a place to mourn. It is essential for cities to have these urban landscapes that commemorate social issues.
It’s incredible how landscape architects can create a space that evokes such a strong emotional response from many park visitors in the documentary “The Grove”. It is a civic obligation that urban landscapes recognize things that have a significant impact on the greater community such as AIDS.
Photo: Jason Henry
A more inclusive urban landscape history can also stimulate new approaches to urban design, encouraging designers, artists and writers, as well as citizens, to contribute to an urban art of creating a heightened sense of place in the city. - Dolores Hayden