Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) has launched the 2018 International Festival of Landscape Architecture website, designed by Stuart Geddes in collaboration with 2018 Festival Creative Directors TCL Landscape Architects.
The 2018 AILA International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The Expanding Field will promote the great diversity within landscape architecture practice and promote our critical role in tackling the contemporary challenges of our time. The Festival is held on the 11-14 October on the Gold Coast, Australia.
The Expanding Field will survey the edges of our profession with the aim of identifying progressive avenues of enquiry, discovering new territory for design, and inspiring innovative forms of practice.
Our discipline is evolving, forming creative relationships with new allied fields, continually adapting to a time of rapid change. We see a case therefore to no longer look inward, but to push out to the edges. In celebration of this, the conference will project possible futures, by looking outward toward the perimeter of practice where landscape architects are venturing into new roles and territories and applying our culture in hybrid ways. We will hear from landscape architects, urban designers, anthropologists, authors, scientists, artists and others about themes and topics that surround us, and by broadening our perspective, we hope to illuminate possible pathways forward that enable landscape architecture to grow its relevance and ability to confront and significantly contribute to the challenges of the coming century.
Moving into its fifth year, the International Festival of Landscape Architecture will be wide-ranging and include the International Landscape Architecture Conference, National Landscape Architecture Awards, a student program, parties along with public and industry talks, tours, and exhibitions.
Cover Photo – Flickr Mike Robertson