Evening lecture – Rights of Nature: Establishing legal rights for non-humans and natural systems

November 2, 2023 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Fifth Maine Museum
45 Seashore Avenue
Peaks Island
Maine 04108
Susan Hanley

Peaks Island resident and landscape architect, Ann Kearsley, will present her talk entitled, “Rights of Nature” in the Fifth Maine Museum dining room.

Ann will discuss how the movement to establish legal rights for non-humans and natural systems could shape the future of our built environment, followed by a Q&A session from the audience. Please join us for this thought-provoking evening!

DATE: Thursday, October 26th

TIME: 6:30-7:30pm

PLACE: Fifth Maine Museum dining room

COST: Free

Peaks Island resident Ann Kearsley is a landscape architect and urban designer and the owner of Ann Kearsley Design based in Portland, ME. She teaches in the graduate landscape architecture program at the Rhode Island School of Design and lectures frequently on integrating ecological restoration and regenerative agricultural techniques into landscape planning, design, and construction. Her current research investigates the potential for Rights of Nature legal challenges to create a framework for a more equitable and cooperative inter-species sharing of our landscapes.