Drawing on Van Alen Institute’s multi-year exploration of the theme Elsewhere: Escape and the Urban Lanscape, which investigates how both the form and organisation of the built environment influence our need for escape. TPS invites participants to propose strategies for making public spaces more inclusive and conducive to bringing together diverse groups of users.
Participants are asked to consider, “why do we seek escape from the city, and what forms of escape can we find within the urban environment?”. Working in collaborative teams, participants are required to identify a public space in an Australian or New Zealand town or city that they feel could be made more inclusive, define the relevant problems and questions, and devise detailed strategies for how to realise this goal through design intervention or public programming.
Three shortlisted teams will be invited to present their work at a panel at This Public Life: Festival of Landscape Architecture in Melbourne in October 2015.
The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students at all levels of higher education in Australia and New Zealand.
All applicants must pre-register their interest at firstname.lastname@example.org by leaving a contact e-mail address. The competition deadline is Friday 25 September 2015.
For more information visit www.aila.org.au