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Lingzidi Bridge in Shangzhou, China, by Rural Urban Framework, co-founded by conference speaker John Lin.

Lingzidi Bridge in Shangzhou, China, by Rural Urban Framework, co-founded by conference speaker John Lin. Image: Rural Urban Framework

The 2018 Landscape Australia conference, to be held on 5 May in Sydney, will present six design practices from across the Asia-Pacific that are creatively and optimistically tackling the complex challenges of the twenty-first century through landscape architecture, horticulture, garden design, architecture and urbanism.

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

Among them will be John Lin, co-founder of research and design studio Rural Urban Framework (Hong Kong);  Architecture BRIO principals Shefali Balwani and Robert Verrijt (India); and Yossapon Boonsom and Prapan Napawongdee, directors at Shma (Thailand).

Also speaking will be Salad Dressing founder Chang Huai-yan (Singapore); Jungyoon Kim, founding director of PARKKIM (South Korea); and landscape architect Megan Wraight of Wraight + Associates (New Zealand).

Facilitating the conference will be Dr Jillian Wallace (University of Melbourne); Elly Russell (associate landscape architect, Grant Associates); and Andre Toland (University of Technology Sydney).

View full speaker bios here.

Each session will include a moderated panel discussion geared toward identifying tools and methods for Australian practitioners, researchers and students.

The event will be held at the Frank Gehry-designed Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology Sydney, with morning and lunch breaks on the Goods Line, a multi-award-winning linear park designed by Aspect Studios and CHROFI.

This event is presented by Landscape Architecture Australia magazine and LandscapeAustralia.com, and organized by Architecture Media.


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