Tickle Booklets | Taylor Cullity Lethlean

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Landscape architects practice negotiates between budget, brief and design. The valuable analysis, research and dialogue that underpins many projects are often put ‘on the shelf’ once the project is complete.


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Tickle TCL’s dedicated research unit aims to capture and disseminate these important explorations. Tickle was established to extend the boundaries of conventional design practice and establish a dedicated research unit that is conducting non-for-profit research, investigating and exploring different research streams within the studio environment.

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Tickle Booklets 01 – 06 is the first set of booklets to be produced by Tickle.
• Booklet 01 – Waterfronts – ‘Waterfront Amnesia: post-industrial waterfronts and the search for authenticity’
• Booklet 02 – Streetscapes, sectional analysis of 13 key street types.
• Booklet 03 – Peculiar Places – An exhibition catalogue of Peculiar Places was a Tickle initiated exhibition that sought to defy the consumerism of landscape.
• Booklet 04 – Clocked Off an exhibition catalogue collates the creative pursuits of the TCL studio’s once they have left work for the day.
• Booklet 05 – Pop-Ups booklet documents and examines a number of Pop-Ups and Jen Lynch’s insightful analytical essays explore the meaning and effects of these pop-ups on our city.
• Booklet 06 – Victoria Square/ Tarndanyangga ESD
This collection of booklets documents research into landscape architecture. The research is carried out through a culture of staff involvement, shared discourse and formed alliances facilitated through the identification and establishment of project / research relationships. Tickle will speculate on the future of landscape architecture and emerging practice, and how TCL may continue to meaningfully contribute to and challenge existing paradigms.

 

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The production and curation of Tickle Booklets 01-06 required thought, care and appreciation of what is intangible. Through battling with the idea of losing the data within the ‘system’ the booklets extract the data and transform it into a designed legible booklet that can transfer the knowledge from designer to a wider audience. Through this act rigour is sought to define the content and push the boundaries of how a landscape architect can act within practice. Over the past 3 years tickle has collated exhibitions, research and investigations into accessible documents. The first six booklets include Waterfronts 01, Streetscapes 02, Peculiar Places 03, Clocked Off 04 and Pop-Ups 05 and Victoria Square/ Tarndanyangga ESD 06. Together these booklets aim to capture the parallel investigations of our practice and collate it for future reflection, progression and dissemination to a broader audience. This is the first six in the on-going series that will capture the events, research and investigations of the research unit Tickle.

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Project Team
Authors |  Taylor Cullity Lethlean
Graphic Design | Sandra Elms Design
PHOTOGRAPHY | John Gollings, Ben Wrigley & Simon Devitt
SECTION CURATION AND REPRESENTATION | Simone Bliss & Lisa Howard
PRODUCTION | Lucas Dean