This Public Life Festival of Landscape Architecture

This Public Life Festival of Landscape Architecture brings together international and local thinkers and practitioners from the arts and sciences to explore public life through the lenses of Life + Death, Love + Longing and Participation + Spectacle.

With a provocative and inspiring program of Melbourne-wide industry and public fringe events, city tours, events and installations, the annual Festival of Landscape Architecture, will take over Melbourne from October 10–20. It promises to lead landscape enthusiasts and the public on a journey through the themes which constitute public life. Festival-goers will be able to access the soon-to-be-launched, The Journey website, an interactive map which will feature walking tours, bike tours and landscape points of interest.

Heralded as ‘one of the three or four most dynamic people on the face of the earth’1 Natalie Jeremijenko from the Environmental Health Clinic in New York leads an impressive list of global and local innovators who will be featured at This Public Life’s national Conference and Research Summit. Other headline speakers include David van der Leer from The Van Alen Institute (USA), Cees van der Veeken from LOLA Landscape Architects (The Netherlands) and Jenny Osuldsen from Snøhetta (Norway).

A high profile line up of local landscape architects will question the changing nature of Australia’s public spaces, and discuss the critical design challenges we face now and in the future. Featured local practitioners including ASPECT Studios Director, Sacha Coles, Victorian Design Review Panel member, Emma Appleton and Director of the Landscape Architecture Program at the University of Adelaide, Tanya Court.

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