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In the Mountain by Sanitas Studio (Sanitas Pradittasnee), a site-specific installation at Mae Fah Luang Garden, Doi Tung mountain, Chiangrai.

In the Mountain by Sanitas Studio (Sanitas Pradittasnee), a site-specific installation at Mae Fah Luang Garden, Doi Tung mountain, Chiangrai. Image: courtesy Sanitas Studio

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The residents of NTU’s Pioneer and Crescent Halls can immerse themselves in the wetland habitat via a network of elevated boardwalks, seating decks and an experiential trail (STX Landscape Architects, Helen Smith-Yeo).

The residents of NTU’s Pioneer and Crescent Halls can immerse themselves in the wetland habitat via a network of elevated boardwalks, seating decks and an experiential trail (STX Landscape Architects, Helen Smith-Yeo). Image: John Gollings

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The 2019 Landscape Australia Conference will be held in Melbourne on 11 May.

Titled Cultivating New Agencies, the one-day conference will see local and international speakers discuss the role of landscape in shaping our future through the design, planning and management of gardens, cities and regions. It will also explore the opportunities and challenges of practising in particular contexts and presnt an opportunity for Australian practitioners to learn from their local and international counterparts facing similar challenges.

Speakers will bring a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives to the conversation, spanning landscape architecture, horticulture, garden design, architecture and urbanism.

As part of the program, the conference will feature a moderated panel discussion geared toward unpacking key ideas and strategies relevant to Australian practitioners, researchers and students.

This year’s speakers include Helen Smith-Yeo of Singapore-based firm STX Landscape Architects, and Sanitas Pradittasnee of Bangkok-based studio Sanitas Studio, as well as Canberra practitioner Anna Chauvel of Place Laboratory,  Jocelyn Chiew from Monash University’s Buildings and Property division and Cassandra Chilton, principal at Melbourne-based practice Rush Wright Associates.

View speaker bios here.

The event will be held on Saturday, 11 May 2019 in the Clemenger Auditorium at the Roy Grounds-designed NGV International, with morning and lunch breaks in the Great Hall, known for its iconic stained glass ceiling by Leonard French.

Part of the 2019 Victorian Design Program.

CPD accreditation

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects: 5 informal points or 10 formal points.*

Planning Institute of Australia (PIA): Up to 8 points.**

Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers: 8 points.


New Zealand Institute of Landscape Architects (NZILA): 5 points.

*AILA members must complete assessment questions to qualify for formal points.

**PIA members must enter CPD points manually in their CPD Record. 

This event is supported by the Australian Institute of Landscape ArchitectsOzbreed and Christie, presented by Landscape Architecture Australia magazine and LandscapeAustralia.com, and organized by Architecture Media.

Early bird sale commences 18 February. Tickets are available here.


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