A new one-day conference exploring the dynamic role of landscape in the design, planning and management of gardens, cities and regions will be held in Sydney in May 2017.
Organized by Architecture Media, the 2017 Landscape Australia Conference will invite local and international speakers to explore these topics through keynote presentations and panel discussions at the University of Technology Sydney on Saturday 6 May.
The first session of the day will examine the role of aesthetics – in the original Greek sense of “sensuous perception” – in contemporary garden and planting design. The session will include discussion on how plants are used to create or disrupt cultural narratives, trigger empathy toward environmental issues and nourish our desire for beauty.
The next session will explore Indigenous management of the Australian landscape prior to European colonization as well as contemporary landscape architectural examples from New Zealand that interpret conflicted histories of place through design.
In the final session, designers and urbanists will share perspectives on the tools and methods of resilience. The idea of urban resilience is gaining prominence globally as the twin trajectories of rapid urbanization and more frequent and extreme weather events continues.
The Landscape Australia Conference is co-located with the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Conference: Praxis and the Planning Institute of Australia’s National Congress: Growing Up, Growing Out.
Conference delegates will join Australia’s built environment community for an immersive city-wide experience. Stay up to date via LandscapeAustralia.
[Editors’ note: This event has been moved from its original venue at the Museum of Sydney to the larger venue of the Chau Auditorium in the Dr Chau Chak Wing building at the University of Sydney.]