The 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life will share tools and methods to address the critical design challenges facing the industry.
The AILA 2015 Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life will be hosted in Melbourne from 15 – 18 October 2015. Combining presentations by, and conversations with thinkers and practitioners from the arts and sciences, both nationally and internationally, this festival will explore public life through the lenses: Life + Death, Love + Longing and Participation + Spectacle.
In its second year the full day Research Summit will bring together students, researchers, academics and practitioners to explore the Festival theme This Public Life. The Summit will encourage audience participation and discussion, and will conclude with the Student Design Competition Exhibition.
The program for This Public Life will explore public life through the lenses of:
Life + Death
Deep connections with nature allow us to better understand natural systems and our relationship to those systems. What are the physical, philosophical and psychological benefits? How do we make 21st century landscapes more viable and more meaningful? What are our new environmental commons and how do they inform diverse narratives and possible futures?
Love + Longing
Our experience of the world is deeply subjective; through landscape we share experience, and acquire meaning. Can landscape create awareness, challenge our perceptions and mediate new meaning through phenomenology and desire? How do intimate personal experiences constitute shared public memory?
Participation + Spectacle
Moving beyond landscape as representation, we will explore the performative aspects of landscape and public involvement in the processes of production – through collaboration, perception and action – as we consider how to invite social participation, how technology enables social and ecological change, and what is tactical about urbanism.
Much of the Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life, including the conference sessions on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 October will take place at Deakin Edge at Federation Square, Melbourne. Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an array of restaurants and bars this modern piazza has become the heart and soul of Melbourne.
The countdown is on to take advantage of This Public Life early bird ticket discounts.
Save up to $100 simply by booking your ticket before 31 July.
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For more details on how to attend the Festival of Landscape Architecture: This Public Life please AILA at www.aila.org.au